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  1. Don't forget this was Rittich's first real kick at being on the roster on a major league team without the threat of minor league demotion.. He did fine.. I if in fact he was injured at the end of December.. Then good luck finding a prospect anywhere that would have done better
  2. yes.. still missing two top 6 bodies.. I would move monahan and tkachuk together and find them a right winger and put gaudreau and lindstrom together and find them a top line center
  3. the rebuild is not yet complete.. Kudos for an outstanding regular season but .. we must move on.. We have 4 players that would be considered top six on any team in the league.. Johnny/Lidstrom/Monahan and Tkachuk.. of the four.. all but one are left shots.. Backlund is not a top six player on a championship team.. but.. he is one of the best 3rd line defensive centers in the league.. as we've seen. Bennett has elevated his game to the point of being more than capable as player as the right type of player for Backlund's left side on the third line. this leaves us short of either a top 2 center and two right wingers .. or if Lindstrom is moved to center.. three right wingers.. Ryan / mangio and hathaway are amongst the finest 4th line in the league.. On Defence.. gio/ Hanafin/hamonic/ anderson and valamaki are here to stay.. Depending on if Anderson plays with Gio on the first set.. or with Valamaki on the third set... We are in need of one more top six d men.. Smith has earned himself another year in net with Rittich so that issue is solved.. Dube has earned himself the 21st spot and heir apparent position after next season to Backlund.. As much as I'd love to see Frolik stay for a couple more years, There is an underlying cloud with his future here either through issues with management or the coach.. Jankowski simply has not developed . Neal well.. nuff said.. Stone well. that's a lot of money to warm a seat and Brodie has played himself off the team.. Prout/Quine/Czarnik/well they are expendable and the 22nd spot goes to Fantenburg or Kylington.. ... So We're close.. just not there yet.. 4 players/ spots left to fill.. Good Luck Flames..
  4. at the trading deadline , I proposed a monahan/gaudreau/ neal trade to Ottawa for Stone and Tkachuk,, sure would looks good now
  5. we were a completely different team from the xmas break on..xmas break... week mandated by league and all star break all jammed together really affected the cohesiveness of the team and they never really played the same after that
  6. i'd just as soon move Valamaki to play with Gio right away and keep anderson with fantenburg on the third line.. Gio's years are winding down and Brodie hopefully has played his last game here.. With Anderson on third pairing.. you can rotate his partner according to each team you play.. Say kylington for more speed.. Thus keeping Anderson active for Power play duty every game. I'm fine with the second pairing as it is as we have more issues at center to correct in the immediate future than we do on defence
  7. Well I'd hoped I'd never have to hear the word again but.. well The Flames core guys are as soft as marshmallows.. True that fighting is no longer prevalent in the "new" NHL but.. Fighting for the puck and gaining the boards and the front of the net is not!! We have a major problem at center in that our two biggest centermen.. Monahan and Jankowski just don't have enough gumption/balls/ tenacity/ muscle// whatever you want to call it.. To force themselves on the other teams and claim position.. Our other forward.. supposedly or best centerman.. Backlund.. Is a defensive forward.. Not an offensive second line center.. Our Dmen.. skate like Olympus. but couldn't move a gust of wing from the front of our net
  8. the Flamers keep playing the same zone entrance they have played for the last 3/4 years.. 3 forwards move to opposing blue line with the puck.... stand still picking their nose while dropping puck backwards to d man then try to enter without going offside
  9. wouldn't be surprised at all to see Neal brodie and Monahan in detroit next year.. with Stevie y being named g.m. today..
  10. and valamaki replaces brodie?? Should be able to get a decent 2nd draft pick for him.. He so reminds me of derek Morris
  11. it was 30 years ago today.. Al Macinnis taught his Flames to play.. They've been coming in and out of style.. but they're guaranteed to raise a smile.. so let me introduce to you.. The one and only 2019 team.. .88/89 Flames and 18/19 Flames Joe Nieuwendyk------ Sean Monahan Doug Gilmour----------Mikael Backlund Joel Otto-----------------Mark Jankowski Jim Peplinski-----------Derek Ryan Hakan Loob------------Johnny Gaudreau- Joe Mullen--------------Elias Lindstrom Theo Fleury-------------Sam Bennett Lanny McDonald--------James Neal Gary Roberts------------Matthew Tkachuk Colin Patterson----------Michael Frolik Tim Hunter-----------------Garnett Hathaway Mark Hunter---------------Alan Quine Brian Mcclelland-------Dalton Prust Al MacInnis------------------Mark Giordano Gary Suter-------------------TJ Brodie Jamie Macoun---------------Noah Hanifin Brad mcCrimmon----Travis Hamonic Dana Murzyn------------Rasmus Anderson Ric Nattress-------------Oscar Fantenberg Rob Ramage------------Michael Stone Mike Vernon-------------------Dave Rittich Rick Wamsley-----------------Mike Smith Jiri Hrdina--------------Dylan Dube Sergei Priakin---------------Oliver Kylington Ken Sabourin----------------Juuso Valimaki -------------------------------------Andrew Mangiapane ------------------------------------Austin Czarnik Quote Edit
  12. it was 30 years ago today.. Al Macinnis taught his Flames to play.. They've been coming in and out of style.. but they're guaranteed to raise a smile.. so let me introduce to you.. The one and only 2019 team.. .88/89 Flames and 18/19 Flames Joe Nieuwendyk------ Sean Monahan Doug Gilmour----------Mikael Backlund Joel Otto-----------------Mark Jankowski Jim Peplinski-----------Derek Ryan Hakan Loob------------Johnny Gaudreau- Joe Mullen--------------Elias Lindstrom Theo Fleury-------------Sam Bennett Lanny McDonald--------James Neal Gary Roberts------------Matthew Tkachuk Colin Patterson----------Michael Frolik Tim Hunter-----------------Garnett Hathaway Mark Hunter---------------Alan Quine Brian Mcclelland-------Dalton Prust Al MacInnis------------------Mark Giordano Gary Suter-------------------TJ Brodie Jamie Macoun---------------Noah Hanifin Brad mcCrimmon----Travis Hamonic Dana Murzyn------------Rasmus Anderson Ric Nattress-------------Oscar Fantenberg Rob Ramage------------Michael Stone Mike Vernon-------------------Dave Rittich Rick Wamsley-----------------Mike Smith Jiri Hrdina--------------Dylan Dube Sergei Priakin---------------Oliver Kylington Ken Sabourin----------------Juuso Valimaki -------------------------------------Andrew Mangiapane ------------------------------------Austin Czarnik
  13. in the 88/89 Stanley Cup season.. Lanny Mc Donald.. played 51 games.. scored 11 goals and had 18 points.... He was a hero.. James Neal.. you too can be a hero ..
  14. even in Smith's wins this year.. we almost always get scored on in the first 10 minutes of a game and end up playing catch up.. sometimes it seems to get us into the game but I'd probably lean to starting Rittich for the first 10 minutes of every game and playing it by feel the rest of the game