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Old 02-22-2020, 05:45 PM   #241
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I actually really liked the push back from the flames in the throes despite the loss. The bruins are arguably the best team in the league. While the flames didn't score, they did have the bruins on their heels for the last half of the third.

The flames are missing their #1 dman. With Giordano back things could actually start to look pretty good.
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:15 PM   #242
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Funny how quickly expectations change.

We almost beat the best team in the league.

A year ago a win on home ice against BOS would have been expected. We were supposedly an elite team heading into the playoffs.

A year later and it’s back to accepting mediocrity as the norm.

Prove me wrong Tre and make big changes this summer.


There is a reason we are saying..., "almost beat the best team in the league" Too often we are either not the hardest working team, or the team is just too inconsistent.
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Old 02-22-2020, 10:05 PM   #243
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So the Bruins roll through Western Canada and the flames are the only team to not get at least a point from them.

But darn, the flames played well at least!
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Old 02-22-2020, 10:50 PM   #244
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So the Bruins roll through Western Canada and the flames are the only team to not get at least a point from them.

But darn, the flames played well at least!
The Canucks dominated and beat the best team in the NHL 9-3. Better gift them the Cup.

The Oilers got a point and only held the best team in the NHL to 2 goals.

But at least the Flames only lost by one to the best team in the NHL so we should all be happy and bow down to our players because they put in a solid effort
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:02 PM   #245
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Sure the loss to Boston was disappointing but at least the Flames didn't lose to the Stockton Heat Zamboni driver
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:13 PM   #246
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Sure the loss to Boston was disappointing but at least the Flames didn't lose to the Stockton Heat Zamboni driver
David Ayres is a god damn legend and I would be honored to lose to him
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David Ayres is a god damn legend and I would be honored to lose to him
If you move to Toronto and join the right industrial/ recreational league, that might happen.
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The Canucks dominated and beat the best team in the NHL 9-3. Better gift them the Cup.

The Oilers got a point and only held the best team in the NHL to 2 goals.

But at least the Flames only lost by one to the best team in the NHL so we should all be happy and bow down to our players because they put in a solid effort
No one was happy. No one said “bow down”. All anyone said was, “good effort”. Which it was.
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Old 02-23-2020, 03:42 AM   #249
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The Oilers and Canucks just didn't have the defensive lapses the Flames did in a short span early on which cost them.

They tightened up, but it was bleeding away those leads early on that did them in.

A 5 man commitment to defense the rest of the way is what's going to make or break the season. Offense seems to be at least adequate enough from night to night now.
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The Canucks dominated and beat the best team in the NHL 9-3. Better gift them the Cup.

The Oilers got a point and only held the best team in the NHL to 2 goals.

But at least the Flames only lost by one to the best team in the NHL so we should all be happy and bow down to our players because they put in a solid effort
The Flames had the Bruins done early Friday and let it slip away before the first period ended. Boston is certainly not playing their best allowing the short handed Oilers get a point and the Canucks to dominate.

Flames let one slip there hopefully they can get revenge when the Bruins play them returning from their lengthy road trip
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:02 AM   #251
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Flames now in 10 place sitting at 45% chance to make the playoffs. Now is not the time to be happy about good efforts in losses. Season is slipping away.
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:06 AM   #252
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This team has needed help for a while. Now it may be too late for this season.

I find that rather infuriating.
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:40 AM   #253
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Team is too inconsistent, if we were more consistent we wouldn't be saying we lost to the best team in the league. We can get up for certain games but that's not good enough, this team is capable of more. Anyone think Darryl Sutter would be raving we almost beat the best team in the league when we scored enough goals to win? Too much mediocrity; The team doesn't play with swagger and confidence to beat the Bruins because they are too inconsistent.
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:45 AM   #254
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Honest question, when was the last time the Flames won a game scoring less than 6 goals?

I'll upend an old Hartley era saying, unsustainable.

EDIT: Answer is Jan 29th.

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This team has needed help for a while. Now it may be too late for this season.

I find that rather infuriating.
Me too.

Firing a coach and sitting on an interim being the only real adjustment made which wasn't even done proactively but because they were forced is quite disappointing. They're in the third last year of Gaudreau likely being here - their supposed window - and no moves have been made to fill the notable holes or bring in coaching for the purpose of contention..

And now we may allow potentially two UFA dmen to walk without returning some assets for them. Though that's yet to be determined in the next day for sure, but hope's aren't high given Brodie for Barrie rumour, which is a downgrade for is defensively.

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Old 02-24-2020, 06:35 AM   #256
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Yes he was.

Both he and Gilmore were. Dougie had 85 points that year, Joe 82. Gilmore raised his game in the post season but they were both top line players. Top teams are built with multiple #1 centers, it's why this team has struggled since.
I’m not discounting that he’s a first line centre, on many teams.
He was not better than Gilmour on the Flames, nor his career. Agreed a championship team needs multiple top centres. as similarly, Joe was the second best centre on his second & third cup wins too.
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