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Zirakzigil

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  1. Bennett has really impressed me so far. I am also someone who is curious how a Tkachuk - Bennett - Neal line would work. Might be a way to create more secondary offense, as well as being a massive pain to the other team.
  2. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    Smith was very brutal and honest to the media after the Pens game, he openly stated he has to be better. Smith is only part of the problem though, the defensive structure in front of him has been inconsistent at best. The team as a whole has to be better. A prime Kipper in net wouldnt even completely mask all the problems on the ice.
  3. Ahh.... Remember the good old days when we argued about whether the Flames should of traded Brodie to the Jackets for Carter? Those were the days. Brodie hasnt been the same since the health issues appeared with his wife, dont blame him for being distracted, but hes definitely not the top pairing guy he used to be. It would be a serious mistake to trade Backlund in my opinion. Hes one of the best two way centers in the league. You need guys like him to win in the playoffs. Jankowski is the guy I would move, hes really not showing hes anything more than a 3rd line center in my opinion.
  4. Not happening. Salary cap says hi on that trade, the Pens will not be adding anymore salary to their blueline.
  5. Frolik is priced exactly as he should be for what he brings. Unless a team offers something crazy for him, hes here at least for this season.
  6. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    Its slightly worrisome that he didnt travel with the team, considering how close together these games are. I think he misses a few games minimum.
  7. Not going to happen. No team will ever run like that unless forced by the salary cap. Limits them too much from resting guys in practice or if someone suddenly cant play due to a family emergency or illness.
  8. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    Hes not the problem this year, the rest of the team is.
  9. This team needs another impact forward. Either Bennett develops into one of they need to trade/sign one. Its painfully obvious right now that the offense just isnt there.
  10. Hes not in the minors and Im sure Vegas would rather have the 4.5mil in cap space over taking a cap dump, which is all Stajan or Brouwer are.
  11. Im guessing the Knights would want a top 6 center coming back, something the Flames dont have excess of.
  12. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    Then you are just creating a different problem down the road, and that is a rusty backup when the games are more meaningful.
  13. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    Highly disagree. With the amount of back to back games and the importance of games down the stretch, you need your backup sharp and able to step in. The longer it takes for Lack to get into meaningful games the less likely hes going to be any good. The way the Flames are playing they cannot afford to have Smith facing 30+ shots a night and playing 70+ games and still have something left for the playoffs. The guy is 35 years old, not 25.
  14. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    Lack not playing against the Canucks is my point about him not playing though. Now the team has had a bunch of days off, which mean Smith is rested, which means hes probably going to play the next few games at least. And that means another 1-2 weeks were Lack hasnt played a meaningful game.
  15. He posted that on his personal account, and not one with any association to the Flames. Hes entitled to do that even if it was a stupid decision.
  16. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    At some point though you have to get Lack in net for meaningful games. Smith is a big boy and understands that. A crappy Canucks team was the perfect game. Disagree. They are a talented up and coming team. Too many teams are underestimating them. They just manhandled the Oilers tonight.
  17. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    My worry now is not about Smith being overplayed but Lack not getting enough game time. Lack should have started against the Canucks regardless of how Smith felt. That was the perfect game for him and was the plan, coaches should have stuck too it.
  18. If the Flames are entertaining the idea of trading Jankowski, then Sprong or a Sprong like player should be the target. He is ready or close to being ready to be a top 6 right winger in the NHL. He has the talent to possibly fill the hole in the top line. The Pens really need a center like Jankowski and the Flames really need a right winger like Sprong.
  19. Wrong. The Penguins had a bad game and Sullivan decided to put Murray in to see if it would wake them up, Murray then proceeded to get a shutout so they kept with him. Without Fleury the Pens dont get past the Jackets or Caps.
  20. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    Drafting goalies is such a crapshoot, even when you take the best kid in the draft. Their development is so finicky. Smith is definitely a stopgap for most likely Gillies, Treliving should have dealt with this issue 3 years ago though. Hes been mucking around too long with goaltending and there is zero consistency back there.
  21. This! Bennett will finally have a talented player to play with. Jagr is a possession and playmaking beast. This will hopefully unleash Bennett. If they produced in the 40-50 point range that would be great for the Flames depth.
  22. Maybe the Flames order a lot of stuff through them? Quicker shipping On the Amazon note, I dont see the company picking Calgary. But Calgary does already have the headquarters for many different international business tied to Oil and Gas, agriculture, etc. So it wouldnt be a surprise if they choose here.
  23. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    I agree the skating has been lackluster all preseason, but the goalies havent been coming up with a save when needed either.
  24. Zirakzigil

    Goaltending

    From the the parts of the game Ive been able to watch at work tonight, Smith hasnt impressed me. Might be another long start.
  25. It doesnt. Neither proposal includes the infrastructure upgrades that the city would be on the hook for. With Victoria Park though a lot of that work is already done or planned for.
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