Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Old news I am sure, but I guess we all could have guessed this one eh? He's old and has changed his game to a more 'finesse' style... Guess that fits with the Wings pretty well.
And it makes sense, what with our new defensive outlook.. He has changed from his old aggressive style, for obvious reasons I suppose.. He still has plenty of skill but with a minus 13.. Guess that just won't cut it anymore people.
The new Team Canada jerseys.. Pretty nice. Better than the old version that's for sure. Not too exciting but at least we still have the old logo on the sleeve.. Not sure about the aboriginal print on the inside of the leaf. I know it's part of Canadian culture and everything but to most of us it means nothing whatsoever. Sorry if I offended anyone by saying that. But hey! The past gold medals won is a nice touch if I do say so myself. And I'm sure it will look amazing as it is worn by a team of future gold medal champions!
And I changed the look of my whole blog around a little bit.. I think it looks quite a bit cleaner and is getting me in the mood for Olympics :) Let me know what you think of it.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Calgary Flames Players NOT RETURNING Total Points: 198
Calgary Flames Players NEW ADDITIONS Total Points: 101
(And just to clarify, only NHL points were used in this little stat of mine.)
So what exactly are the Flames gaining from all of this? Please, please, let if be defensive responsibility!
Just something else here...
Calgary Flames Players NOT RETURNING Avg Age: 31.33
Calgary Flames Players NEW ADDITIONS and NEW CONTRACTS Avg Age: 25.23
So that's one good thing :)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Regarding the recent signings and all.. I can't wait to see how the prospect camp goes. I have a feeling this is going to be a pivotal year for our beloved Flames franchise.. Lets hope we can be a force for years to come.
So, I've been looking at the rooster and been trying to figure out how the lineups could possibly work.. Might post it later, might not. My speculation is all it is, I can imagine Mr Brent Sutter has quite a few unique ideas that we will just have to wait to get a glimpse of..
Thursday, July 2, 2009
-Cammalleri to Montreal. I really did think he would go to Toronto especially when the twins resigned with Vancouver, thought it was Burke's 'back-up' plan but whatever.. He's a Hab now and I really am sorry to see him go. Great sniper and I'm going to miss his slapshot on the PP. Best of luck in the east, Cammie. While we're on the subject... The Canadiens did pretty good for themselves eh? Gionta was interesting, who knows maybe he got tired of all the defence in Jersey. Always had a lot of respect for that guy, 5'7 and he manages to produce decent points against the monsters of todays NHL.
-Hossa and the Idiots in Chicago. Honestly, what were they thinking!? 12 years!? They are crazy. The guy is gonna be 42 before that sentence is up; these are the kind of moves organizations tend to regret a few years down the road... Especially when I imagine they are going to want to sign a few of their young stars to extensions. Like to see how Dale Tallon manages that.
-Khabibulin joins the Oilers.... I don't like it. All I can say is, I hope he has a career worst up there. No love.-Gaborik to the Rangers. Think he will be a good fit and all.. If he plays more than 5 games.
-Knuble + Ovechkin + Backstrom = Pretty strong first line over in Washington. This guy will be just what they need in front of the net, along the boards, etc. Add some grit and such to the incredible skills the Caps already have up front. Let's just finish off them goalies... They have a hard enough time with Ovie's shot as it is let alone having a 6'3, 230 lbs wall of muscle in their face.
-Heatley... Did I hear groans...? What in the world is this man doing? What a lack of respect for the Sens and everyone else involved. I would keep him in Ottawa and just bench him for the season. Please, let him not come to Calgary.
-And finally.. Bouwmeester! I am quite happy with the signing and think he will fit in very well with our organization and hopefully under our new coach as well. Very quiet-spoken young man, and I really can't wait to see him out skating wearing the Flaming C on his chest.