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  1. Incompetent councillors? Have you looked to Edmonton lately? Given the Kenney cuts, this deal has to be cancelled. This is an era of austerity.
  2. I am totally down with getting an elite RW. I really wanted ROR when he was available. Heck, I would take Kessel just to see Carty lose his mind with Photoshop. I just hope that elite really means elite and not Brouwer etc. I am kind of disappointed in Hamonic. I thought we would get a working man's Reggie.
  3. I think that we should think carefully before trading Brodie. While I acknowledge that we have been playing poorly all season, our worst play was more or less after Brodie collapsed. The team broke the skid when he travelled with them to Philly, and they looked much better when he hit the ice again. A number of times I thought to myself that he made a good pass or play.
  4. True enough. It is also possible that getting spanked last game will provide them with greater motivation.
  5. I spend most of my time thinking about the Flames, so I am no Oilers expert. It seemed that they had some solid teams some years and never made it work. Something was always wrong. I can only imagine what McDavid would do on a team with more talent.
  6. When the Oilers do have a good season, I will be interested in the autopsy. They have had many great picks over the years, so what was the delay in building that team? How can a team with the best winning streak in terms of picks also have one of the worst losing streaks in terms of play?
  7. I am rather surprised how poorly Feaster managed the club. It seems to me that he seriously lacked knowledge about how to do the job. I anticipate variation in GM success, but I never thought someone could get to that level without the requisite hockey knowledge.
  8. It appears to me that the Flames organization have been reluctant to acquire players with attitude problems. Too bad Neal came in with an attitude on day 1. I am not sure what his problem was, but he attended Phil Kessel's training camp which consisted of mowing down burgers and dogs.
  9. I like discussion forums because they allow for lengthy discussions in a way that other social media do not. There are a lot of long, deep posts by members of this forum that allow people to think more deeply about issues. Of course, we have a lot of great posters here with significant knowledge of the sport and the CBA. Great thing going on here. Heck, even Oiler fans can't help but stop by! I also appreciate that the Flames have allowed for open discussion.
  10. Unless prices have shot up, I believe that the cost is far, far less than that. Given public dollars were used to fund the new arenas for both teams, you would think that coughing up a few bucks for a discussion forum would be a no-brainer.
  11. Cowtownguy

    Goaltending

    What kind of leash should we put on this goaltending tandem?
  12. Cowtownguy

    Goaltending

    I have asked a few players that I know about changes in the way defencemen play the position. It seems to me that they need to be more aggressive and check as often as possible. They argue that few players are taught this style anymore. They are simply taught to be more Russell than Reggie.
  13. I like Brodie, but I think you are right. Now is the time to move on from him. The problem seems to be getting value for him. We all know BT had a viable deal for him and it fell through. I can only imagine how much effort was put into that trade, and how many other offers were once possible. Kadri really screwed us IMO.
  14. Cowtownguy

    Goaltending

    I think that we have a solid defence core. The problem that I have is that I may be embedded in the older way of playing defence. I was a big Reggie fan and loved it when he cleared the net. His skating was not great especially after the accident that broke both of his legs. He did generate some fear in the opposing team. You mess with Kipper, and you ARE going to pay. I would like to see more of that. Hamonic and Gio provide some toughness, but not quite like guys did back in the day.
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