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  1. They were talking about this between intermissions tonight, and a few names I recall Friedman tossing out... Michael Hutchinson Calvin Pickard Antti Raanta Chad Johnson coming back... Both Doug Mclean and Elliott Friedman suggested the team has no confidence in Lack, and it's just not healthy to keep him around, waive him to stockton and see what it might take to snag one of the above mentioned guys.
  2. What a brutal game, I thought Calgary looked like the MUCH better team for the first few minutes of this game, but as soon as we let in that first goal it's almost like we knew it was going to be a long night. Brodie was just awful, when he has bad nights, they're REALLY bad! Backlund was uncharacteristically bad tonight, I can't remember what goal it was, but the trip in the offensive zone on Zetterberg was totally careless and it resulted in a real dagger goal to put the game right out of reach. I agree with taking Versteeg off the PP, he kills our PP so often it is beyond frustrating. Only person to really show up tonight was Johnny, had his two points and was creating. Waive Lack, there is no reason to believe at this point he is going to be able to be a serviceable backup, we need to address the situation as Smith is injured and even his play has been starting to slip as of late with his GAA and Save % stats tanking, Treliving needs to use this two day break to address this situation big time, if Lack is not in Stockton on Saturday I say start Gillies.
  3. Such a frustrating game. Second of back to back from the Nucks, and we blow two 2nd period leads, we don't capitalize on our PP in the 3rd, Nucks do, special teams will either win you a game or cost you a game, tonight it cost us. Also, should we be concerned that Mike Smith has now let in 9 goals in his last two starts? New Jersey was a mixed bag with probably 3 bad goals against, but also some big saves, but tonight was just almost all bad as he lets in 5 goals on 21 shots. We need to put a full team game together, we finally start scoring some goals and now Smith is looking average, whereas earlier he was carrying this team and we weren't scoring any goals. Still early but just hate to see a loss like this, we shouldn't have lost this hockey game, 2 points blown.
  4. Tkachuk and Bennett are more of a detriment to this team right now, neither is doing enough on the scoreboard right now to justify the amount of penalties these guys are taking, and it is time for Gulatzan to send a message, you can play on the edge without hurting your team. Could be time for a benching. 2-0.....thanks Tkachuk....
  5. Well pretty glad I was out and about tonight and didn't have to sit through this, also glad Center Ice preview ended and I didn't PVR it and get all excited to watch. Every team lays an egg, home or away,it happens, important thing is to come out tomorrow night and show how choked we are about this and beat the Nucks, a game we SHOULD win! As Fins&Fire15 said, better to go on a break 4-2 than 3-3.
  6. We had such a good first period that we thought it was in the bag, took the rest of the game off, we even had that 4 minute PP up 2-0 and looked like a pee-wee team, just brutal, on the bright side we have lots of time to tie this, just need to wake the heck up!
  7. By the sounds of the press conference, I got the impression that he wanted to take his time, said he hasn't been practicing with anyone, only skating on his own, he didn't even know if he would be playing this year, so I am wondering if he isn't in game shape and might not even be ready for Saturdays home opener? Although you have to think the Flames want him there, to be able to announce him and have him skate out the roof will almost blow off the dome!
  8. Well our streak of not winning season openers continues, you almost expect it now, this makes it 8....yes 8 straight season openers that we have lost! We sure love our terrible streaks, toss this right along with the Honda Center Curse. Positives tonight? - Smith played like the goalie we thought we were getting, if we get performances like that we will be in good shape. - Defense for the most part was good, the 2nd McDavid goal was just falling victim to the best player in the worlds speed, a LOT of teams this year will get burnt by him. Negatives - Johnny who? Sean who? Dougie who? Mark who? None of our big guns were visible tonight, at least Tkachuk you could sense was TRYING to create something, but other than that, none of our star players showed up to play, this really is the story for me, if our group of forwards show up, Mike Smith gave us a chance to win. - I get really worried about how soft Johnny can be, he gets pressured at all and he just throws the puck away, wondering if it would be smart to change the lines up to where Johnny gets 2nd line and possible less attention?
  9. Smith looking like what we were hoping, 4th line seriously looking like our weak spot, could really have used...hmmmm I dunno....Janko instead of Hathaway or Stajan.
  10. Hathaway....idiot! Seriously got away with one there!
  11. Tkachuk stupid penalty in offensive zone, can't put Edmonton on PP.
  12. Not a terrible game so far aside from 1 shift, there is 1 guy on the ice who we need to cover....one guy you never let your eye off of, we couldn't do that and it's 1-0, Versteeg floating around the slot didn't take McDavid, Brouwer being his usual self hanging out behind the net.
  13. From a straight hockey perspective, the BOA is back in full force and games are going to be INTENSE! Both teams on the rise and expectations are in place for both teams. It is going to be like our games vs the Nucks a few years ago where the rivalry was heated, and we had to try and slow down an in their prime Sedins, Nucks had to slow down Iggy and Co. Only now it is Mcdavid/Draisaitl vs Mony/Johnny It is obvious Treliving sent a CLEAR message stocking up on D, we need to be able to defend against McDavid, Draisaitl and company, after having gotten swept against the Coilers last season it had to be done.I also think Tre was looking at the possibility of a possible matchup with Edmonton I think playoffs are expected from us. We are going to need our forward groups to step up in the games vs the Oil this year, our defense and goaltending should be good enough to where we are in the games, our big guns are going to have to put the puck in the net. Season opener in Edmonton is going to be a stressful one! haha
  14. PLEASE no to Jagr and also Iginla, neither fit into the youthful environment we are seeing, both kinda just slow us down. If I had to pick one, I would actually take Iginla and not for nostalgia sake, you could at least try Iggy with Mony/Johnny, if it doesn't work, Iggy slides to 3rd line RW and gets time on PP with that lethal shot he still possesses. Jagr is going to be 46, numbers are bound to continue to decline, and he has no real desire to sign in Calgary, at least Iginla would be a homecoming and he'd probably be very motivated. As I said I hope we sign neither!