Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:12 PM
The funny part is, these people praise other teams' management and rosters despite the fact the Flames continue to finish well ahead of those teams in the standings. When we sign good free agents, develop young players (Baertschi especially), and Iggy and Kipper continue to put up good numbers, it just goes in one ear and out the other for these people. No matter what we do, they will always be convinced the Flames are old and hopeless and going nowhere, because that's largely been the narrative in the media.
Am I just biased, or do you guys notice a lot of people like this too? I'm not trying to start a "rebuild vs. no rebuild" thread, just asking if there's a bit of anti-Flames bias in general out there, where people twist reality to fit the narrative. It seems like people only approve of teams that are either tanking for picks or at the top, of which we are neither.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:45 PM
Toronto and Edmonton fans who applaud their own management's moves tear down the Flames. It's incredible how most commenters look over the facts that you stated above about kipper and iggy.
Toronto fans for god sake.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:11 PM
The Flames have gotten younger in each of the last three years and this year will be middle of the pack even if there are no surprise young guys making the team (other than Baertschi and Brodie).
By next year, the Flames will likely be among the youngest teams.
As for speed, look at the changes the Flames have made from the beginning of last year...
not only have they gotten younger, but they are WAY faster
but why let facts get in the way of a good opinion
Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:58 PM
Edmonton used to be the young speedy and small team..... Not any more
Calgary used to be the Old, slow and big team...... Not any more
As you can see above the Oilers are taller. The Flames who just 2 years ago were pushing the 32yeears old avg have dropped substantially. In fact when we injected all the youth last year due to injuries the avg age dropped to around 29 yrs old.
We all saw the team speed increase we had last year, at least I hope you noticed it. We should be a tad faster again this year.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:01 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:11 PM
As far as Toronto goes, those haters are just trying to take some heat off of there own team and so they drag down anything thats not blue and white!
GO FLAMES GO!!!
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:28 PM
What is more upsetting to me is that I must sit through long drawn out repetitive segments on the Leafs and Habs just to see quick tidbits about the Jets and Flames and the rest of the league.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:29 PM
In regards to the comments themselves, everyone is entitled to an opinion even if its misinformed. That's what makes this game exciting for fans. Remember, you being upset over comments made about your favourite team only shows how much you care for that team.
This is why I prefer forums like this one. The debates with fans of other teams and the disagrrements
Between fans of the same team.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:49 AM
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:58 PM
It's hard to predict due to what we think is an entirely new system of play.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:25 PM
Do I feel bothered that fools think we're idiots? Not really. It'd be one thing if they could actually make an intelligent observation and back up their claims, but when it's just a parrot you might as well just let it squawk.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:17 AM
I just shrug and and when the media is shocked by how far we've come I will laugh. When they can't pronounce Cervenka or keep up to date with his injury accurately, never mind the 'old and slow' stigma is not only tired but way off mark especially with what I think we can expect under Hartley.
I have my worries just like everyone else but I estatic hockey will be played soon and was avoiding message boards because this lockout damn near put me into a depression already without recycling rumors, talking the 'key' issues to death and arguing which retarded side deserves what.
It's great to be back, I look forward to the season and discussing stuff with you guys, and can't wait to watch our boys make playoffs!
Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:08 PM
Realistically possible.... 5th place finish.:-) Possible though probably not any higher than 7th.
Kool aid anyone;)
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