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  1. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    Thanks to the large early lead, head coach Bill Peters gave the 4th line and the 3rd pairing the highest TOI tonight.
  2. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    Calgary scores 5 goals in the first period of a home game for the first time since March 11, 1993 vs Detroit. Johnny Gaudreau gets his first career 4-point game, with 1 goal, 3 assists in tonight’s 7-2 win over Las Vegas.
  3. 420since1974

    2018-2019 Prediction Pool

    2 - 3 - 0 = 4 points
  4. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    LHII: That was the 2014/2015 season, when they won 10 games while trailing after 2 periods. Ferland beat up the Canucks in the first round and the Ducks quickly knocked out the Flames 4 - 1 in the second round.
  5. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    Agreed. Goal-tending is Calgary's weak point again this season. It's a shame, as the team is scoring enough goals so that a goalie that could put up a 2.75 GAA and a 0.915 SV% would probably be good enough to get the Flames into the play-offs. I've seen definite improvement in David Rittich's game, but I'm not sure that he's quite ready to become the full-time starter. Mike Smith is going to have to rebound back to his level of play prior to his injury last year, or I can't hold out much hope for a play-off run.
  6. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    Sharptooth1, I wouldn't expect anything less from any person on this message board. That's the nature of inter-provincial rivalries. I can't wait for the puck drop, it'll be the first regular season game between the teams since March 31, 2018.
  7. 420since1974

    Guess The Next Poster

    I'm looking for Happy.
  8. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    With his second period goal tonight against San Jose, Sean Monahan has scored 300 points in his 411 game career.
  9. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    David Rittich picked up his first career shutout last night against LA.
  10. 420since1974


    On the positive side, Edmonton had more hits (23/12) and fewer giveaways (5/11) than Florida. Unfortunately, they were out-shot (33-27) had a poor FO% (37%), were 25% on the PK, 0 for 3 on the PP, blocked fewer shots (10/12), and not one Oiler finished the game with a positive +/-. This should have been a fairly easy win against the lowly Panthers. Moving Draisaitl back to MacDavid's line for the Oiler's only goal just reeked of desperation. I sincerely thought that LD could/would be able to carry his own line this season. Hopefully, there will be a much better effort at home against Colorado on Sunday.
  11. https://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/nhl/cult-of-hockey/nhl-fines-milan-lucic-for
  12. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    The biggest surprise for me so far this season has been the rookie 3rd pairing of LD Juuso Valimaki (20) and RD Rasmus Andersson (22). Of course they are still making some rookie mistakes; but as well as being quite talented, their confidence to make plays has been impressive. I've seen very little panic from either of them. I feel that one or both of them will become Top 4 defense-men for Calgary as early as the end of 2019/2020.
  13. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    C/LW Dillon Dube was officially placed on the IR this morning, retroactive to Nov. 3 when he suffered a concussion from a hit by Duncan Keith in a game against the Blackhawks. C/RW Austin Czarnik will take Dube's place on the roster after being a healthy scratch for the last 4 games. RW Anthony Peluso has been called up from Stockton, I expect that he'll play (provide muscle) in at least one of the upcoming games against Anaheim, LA, & San Jose. RWs James Neal & Michael Frolik will swap lines with Neal moving up to play on the 2nd with LW Matthew Tkachuk & C Mikael Backlund and Frolik moving down to to the 3rd to play with C/LW Sam Bennett and C/RW Derek Ryan.
  14. 420since1974

    2018-2019 Prediction Pool

    3 - 2 - 0 = 6 points
  15. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    Prospect updates certainly meet the criteria for this "Future Of The Flames" thread. I have created a similar list for the Oiler's prospect updates and posted it as it's own thread..