Jumat, 25 September 2009
Crib Notes - Calgary Flames
Finished 2nd in the Northwest. Lost to Chicago in 6 games in first round of the playoffs.
Traded Jordan Leopold and change for Jay Bouwmeester
Acquired former Ranger forwards Nigel Dawes and Freddy Sjostrom
Lost Mike Cammalleri and Tito Bertuzzi to free agency
Let Adrian Aucoin fly to Phoenix
Questions going into 2009-2010:
Remember when Mikka Kiprusoff was a monster?
Can Kiprusoff get back on track and dominate?
Will the addition of Jay Bouw on D make up for losing Mike Cammalleri's goal scoring?
How successful will Brent Sutter be in his first season?
Which Canadien athlete will Elisha Cuthbert shack up with next?
Players who need to step up now that Mike Cammalleri is a Canadien:
Olli Jokinen and Jarome Iginla
Watch this guy have a resurgence out of nowhere just because:
Craig Conroy. Who knows.
If you had to buy one Calgary sweater:
I have a red Dougie Gilmour in my closet somewhere. It's as bright as the new throwback 3rds the team will be wearing this season.
Sneaky fantasy LW:
Rene Bourque when healthy was great value
Craig Conroy is 38
John Armstrong is the youngest guy on the roster at 21
Phaneuf already KO'd Kyle Okposo. (KOed Kyle Okposo, ladies and gentleman. I'm so talented.)
Brian McGrattan is the heavyweight and Brandon Prust is going for the middleweight title.
Favorite old Flamer:
(Tie) Joel Otto and Charles Nelson Reilly
Theo Fluery was invited to training camp. He was recently released from the team.
A rare miss:
Jamie McLennan is an assistant so I assume he's coaching the tenders.
Best thing about watching Flames games on tv:
The Saddledome has (in my opinion) the best camera angles on tv and the best collection of talent in the stands. There's always really hot chicks in cowboy hats and red sweaters.
I see that they have an application to be a part of the Big Country Ice Crew on the team website. I think that's new because the ice girls were called the Fire and Ice chicks or something like that.
NHL 94 players:
Theoren Fleury, Gary Roberts and Joe Nieuwendyk up front.
Gary Suter and Al MacInnis on D with Mike Vernon in net.
Gary Suter was ranked higher than Al MacInnis thart season.
I don't know if there's enough secondary scoring for this team to really make noise. There's a big drop off after the second line.
You've seen this before and don't even try to watch this again because the song will get stuck in your head for week.