View Full Version : CP Radio Poll of the week - How worried/not worried are you?
01-18-2009, 09:31 PM
How concerned are you about the Flames after two straight losses.
Don't forget to tune in Tuesday at 8 pm to hear the results.
01-18-2009, 09:32 PM
Edit: bad joke
I'm not really that worried, it's only 2 games. Iginla and Phaneuf can only play like crap for so long, their too talented.
I won't be losing any sleep over this.
01-18-2009, 09:38 PM
Mmmmm, not overly worried. Not yet.
01-18-2009, 09:43 PM
Very - not only last year, but have seen Flames' teams in general choke things away over the past 20 years.
I was worried after the SJ game that we would see a let down, and was hoping they would prove me wrong and show they are a different team that has learned, but nope.
They looked like the Oct Flames out there tonight. Just ugly. And Kiprusoff looked like Oct Kiprusieve last night.
01-18-2009, 09:46 PM
Not worried, Flames are a team that will go into slumps.... However the player that is a concern is Iginla... He has looked very average out there.... Flames do have a problem with their backup...
I just don't view this club as an elite team.... They are a good team... that will go into slumps from time to time.
01-18-2009, 11:43 PM
Mildly concerned. I've been a fan of this team for a long, long time, and rarely do they do things the easy way.
Things have been looking too rosy lately, at some point the concern that the bubble is going to pop has to cross your mind. Lately, they have been winning games that they should be winning, some games they had no business winning and some games that they fought, bled and earned.
Should they have beaten the Coyotes? Probably, especially at home. Should they have beaten the Avs? Probably, we've owned them this season.
In the end though, those teams played over their heads in these games, and frankly, the Flames did not look impressive. I'm confident they can get back to their winning ways, but I've been spoiled by their impressive pace and I want to go back to losing a game in regulation once every 2 months and stringing a ridiculous number of victories together. It was nice.
Will they be fine? Yeah, I'm fairly certain they'll be fine, will they be able to maintain this pace? Probably not.
01-19-2009, 01:31 AM
I put somewhat concerned but not worried, and even that is a little more worried than I am, but it was the closest pick.
I'm not worried about falling out of the playoffs or even the division seat. I'm not worried about a huge slump coming up. The only thing I am concerned about is whether or not the Flames have fully learned their lesson about competing night in and night out. They should have had at least one of these games, most likely Phoenix.
I just want them to see them prepare and play like Detroit and San Jose. Knowing every 2 points are important and you can never EVER take a night off if you want the big prize.
01-19-2009, 05:37 AM
Somewhat concerned, but not too much. I will be, though, if they don't stop this losing streak when against Columbus. The Avalanche trounced them (almost the SJ score), so that is depressing, but they can right the ship without too much damage still.
01-19-2009, 11:44 AM
"Never too high, never too low."
01-19-2009, 11:46 AM
About the team as a whole, I am not concerned in the least. Angry at the lack of effort these last two games, but not worried. I do wonder what's going on with Iggy. He seems to be fighting the puck a lot, gets taken out of the play with what seems to be relative ease compared to previous seasons.
Personally I think Iggy should regain the muscle mass he shed. I prefer the stronger, marginally slower Iggy.
01-19-2009, 03:48 PM
Not too worried about the team as a whole...I am waiting for Iginla to be his-usual-dominant-self though...
The team looked/sounded very tired (mentally) the last two games, so the first few games after the all-star break will really tell...
01-19-2009, 09:53 PM
There are a few reasons I`m not too worried
1 - it`s January, if we were hitting a slump in March then I`d be a bit more concerned
2 - every team goes through a slump, you win some you lose some. Good teams lose to bad ones every night of the week. I think it`s fool hardy to expect to win every single game over the course of a season, or even win every single game over a specific team in your conference. Do you think fans in San Jose were hitting the panic button when the Flames beat them at home?
When you`re on a big winning streak sometimes you get mentally tired (hey bingo that's why goalies get tired, it's the fact they don't get a mental break in the game:fist:). It can take a few games to snap out of the funk and get the wheels rolling again. There`s no need to panic right now.
I honestly don't think the Flames will lose 17 of their next 20. So sit back, relax and enjoy the Habs and Pens take on the Ducks and Hawks a week from Sunday.
01-20-2009, 10:28 AM
Not worried yet. We have a 8 point lead on Vancouver With 2 games in hand and the Canucks next game is in San Jose while we get Columbus.
That leaves the Flames in good shape going into the all-star break. If they come out after the break and play like they did in Colorado, then I'll start to worry.
01-21-2009, 01:09 PM
7 point lead with games in hand. They probably won't cruise to the division title, because that's not the way of the Flames, but the team will get back to playing like a team sometime.
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