these guys are always entertaining. thank you calgary fans.
-Let's do this ####!
-Linesman Thor Nelson.
That....is an awesome name.
-Iron man mentioned on LA feed. Drink!
The Champs are here!
-We owe it to Columbus' fans to beat these guys.
-What does Clumbus have against the kings? just because of Carter? They should be thanking the kings for not only taking him off their books (Been great for us but was not a good fit there at all) but paying a pretty penny for him. A 1st in a deep draft and a top pairing d-man is enough that there should be no ill will.
-I mean because Columbus has LA's 1st, so if we beat LA it helps CBJ get a better pick.
-why would we help CBJ get a better pick when we can help ourselves
I hate late games. If this is as "entertaining" as the Phoenix game, I may be snoring on my couch by 10:00
Hopefully LA is as tired as I may be - and we can pull out a win.
-Another must win. But that concept doesn't seem to sink in to the Flames so all I can say is go Flames go and for the love of God fellow Flames posters please stay away from the optimism thread
-The Kings have been struggling as well and this should be a winnable game but I just have no idea which Flames team will show up. The Phoenix game was total Brent Sutter hockey. Hopefully no soft goals against tonight.
-I really don't know what to expect? I doubt LA is tired after last nights game... Minimum travel. Soft game. Late start.*
I expect a close physical game. 3-2 Flames.*
God I hope Iginla gets a goal (or two or three!!!)
-I have a feelign that alot of the players will be bringing their "A" game as Sutter will be there. Either they will be grateful for the millions he gave them and want to prove they are worth it to the guy that gave it to them, or if they were not given it maybe a "F" you for not giving it to me.
Like I said before the oilers game if the kings can weather the first I like the odds.
-I'll predict Iginla being a beast tonight. He'll want to put his impact on display for Dean Lombardi
-sounds like Bernier starting
-You can put it in the L column.
-Darryl's gonna forecheck the hell out of us.
-Sad but true. Hopefully the flames know how to play around Darryl's style of hockey.
-Should be a good game, but I think the Flames lose 3-2 with Iginla and Cammy getting the goals.*
-I live in Ontario so it is a 10pm start for me. After the debacles in 2 of the last 3, I think I may have to skip this one...well, skip the last 2 periods anyway..unless the Flames are winning...or at least playing well...or within 2 goals. On second thought, I'll just go in late 2morrow.
-For those watching the pens before the flames game all i have to say is wow
-Saved the first shot! Good start.
-MacDonald still has his Wings mask
-Kings either need back to the Gretzky era logo or preferably the purple and gold. Their look is boring.
-Getting pushed around.
-I already see where this game is heading
-Flames looking sloppy out of the gate, very disorganized.
-Kings are relentless on the forecheck. Goodness.
-Sheesh. Get the puck.
-Hartley not matching lines....because he can't. 4 soft lines.
-Flames playing an anti-puck possession game here.
-Glencross is an idiot. Linemates changing and he loses the puck.
-Glencross has the dangling skills of a wet rock
-Geez, who played last night?*
-well now we know LA will score in the first 8 minutes... damnit..
-Wow they are all over us.
-I love this new "let them keep the puck" strategy.*
Holy**** this team sucks.
-Flames can't even get the puck in the LA zone for more than 5 seconds.
-We aren't even in this one.
-And a goal. That wasn't very surprising.
-Lol. Saw that coming a mile away.
-Wow. They're awful.
-Down 1-0 to a team that played last night.
-Saw a goal coming as soon as Kopitar started wheeling wide. *sigh*
-Saw that coming
-Wow, this team looks like grade A dog turds. Disgraceful.
-Wow...Are Flames even allowed to touch the puck
-They're the SC defenders, they've had a ####ty season, but they're bound to pick up their game at some point.
There, got that excuse out of the way.
-How does he get so open infront? Baffling.
-No goalie is going to stop that.
-Men vs boys. Wow this team is god awful.
-Shocker...Flames don't come ready to play. This one has loss written all over it.
-4 guys watching the puck. Darryl has a game plan and it's working. Put the puck in the corners and man handle the softest team in the NHL.
-Love that we have become the Albertan team that every team suits up their backups for. How long has it been since we were actually the worst team from Alberta? Shows how bad things have become, and yet they only continue to get worse.
-knew a goal was coming when the announcers said " LA is the worst 1st period scoring team , they havent scored a goal all season in the first 8 mins of a game."
-They genuinely made it look like there was only one NHL team on the ice. They can't get to pucks in the defensive zone at all.
-Why did they give the kings a 5 min power play to start the game?
-its difficult to be a flames fan sometimes
-Kings dominating early.*
Flames look terrible.
-I hope the Kings put up 10. Something has to wake management and ownership up, maybe we need a good old fashioned beatdown?
-Can't stand Brown. Kesler South.
-Take unscreened shot into goalie's chest, skate wide circle behind net, take out mouthguard. The new Iginla MO.
-Second mention of Iron Man on LA feed. Don't even feel like drinking, no fun anymore*
-Looks like we are the team on a back to back
-Damn we suck
-Well at least I don't have to stay up and watch anymore of this crap.
-Flames look ****ing horrible. Wake up mother****ers.
-Couple of good saves by Bernier there.
-I am sorry but Tangs passes have not been worth a budgie fart this year.
-Brodie and Wideman the only two that can apply pressure
-I see the Flames have decided to use the lull the opposition goalie to sleep game plan tonight.
-Signs of life from Iginla...
-Shot on goal. Hell yeah!
-and another shot in the torso.
-I wish Iggy would shoot where the goalie isn't.
-Now that Iginla is creating chances, you guys are complaining that he's not shooting hard enough or shooting in the wrong places.
He has over 500 goals. He knows what he's doing.
-I love our team, but man they suck, real bad. It's so painful, we're going to finish 9th again then no Iginla..........
kings immediately sit back once they have the lead. brodie scores:
-Holy crap, what a goal!
-Okay Iggy you can stay in playmaker mode
-Great work by Iginla on that shift to get Brodie the puck.
-That was all Iginla!!*Nice goal Brodie!
-If Iginla keeps setting up the play like that, it's okay if his goal totals fall a little.
-Woww Sutter found a gem with this guy
-Iggy...that's more like it...
-Brodie! Sick hands!
-Beauty! Great pass and an even nicer goal. Brodie
-Iggy does an awesome job there. Brodie with great patience
-Don't tell me Iginla isn't trying.
That was fricking great work
-Unplug the suicide booth!
-Thats all Iginla on that one...looks like he has a fire in his belly tonight....good.
-Things are looking up again.
-Brodie has definitely been a big bright spot this year.
but then lewis is all like, oh no they di'in and scores:
-Oh for ####s sake.
-Oh no. We suck again.
-This is why I'm too scared to celebrate goals.
-It's a roller coaster of emotion.
-Please come back soon Kipper.
-Cant believe people think this is the best we can do in net
-Awful positioning there by macDonald....bah
-If nothing else this might help the Kings' get their scoring confidence back.
-There's the lame goal that kills the momentum.
-That didnt last long
-And they give it right back. Awful give away at the start of that play.
Weak goal by MacDonald.
-Oh, that was weak.
PROBABLY MY FAVORITE QUOTE EVER!!!:
-I would stab any one of you in the head to get Mike Richards on our team
-Give that linesman a jersey
-The ref playing more physical than us.
-What channel was that curling game again?
-Hey Glencross, try shooting at the net next time.
-Glencross misses the wide open net. That guy is having a rough year.
-L.A. does not impress me in the least, Calgary needs to step it up and take advantage.
-Surprised la didn't get a last minuter there.
-LA does look a little sleepy though. They're strong in the offensive zone but pretty confused defensively.
-Flames were pretty good after the Kings went up 1-0. But with horrible goaltending and spotty defensive zone coverage all it takes it one freakin' scoring chance against and it's in the net. Team has to score 4-5 goals to win games until Kiprusoff comes back.
-Glencross has a Comeau type finish. Put the damn puck in the net. It's not like you aren't getting chances.
Another crappy timed goal. Just when we were going to take over the period they score right after.
No matter we win this game easily tonite. LA is going to be gassed by the end of the 2nd period. Lets hope we can finish better than we did against the Hawks.
-Glencross is what he is...he isn't a top level NHL scorer
-Glencross makes $2.5M and consistently puts up 20+ goals.
-Bold prediction: We lose the next 6 games, Harltey gets fired and Lindey Ruff becomes our new coach.
-I wonder how Darryl feels coaching another team in this building?
-I wonder how much Bernier would cost the Flames? I've watched him a bit, and he seems like a quality upcoming G.
-Depends on where Quick is going to take LA. I can forsee him being had for a decent price, but I'm not sure I'd pay it. They'd most likely want a top tier prospect.
-TSN panel calling out the Flames on their awful, awful defense. The worst thing is that plays like that first goal happens every game.
-The Brown goal looked like a carbon copy of the Yandle goal. Guy sneaking into the point, our entire team doesn't catch it.
-McDonald sucks why did we claim him again?
-Should've given Hasek a shot
-We are trying to set a record for most goalie contracts in a season.
-Good shift by Iginla, battling with Doughty.
-Second line cannot handle the Kings.
-Crazy how Darryl's teams get away with so much penalties..
-Not exactly a rip roaring start to this second period.
lewis takes out macdonald:
-That was serious contact.
-Holy heck this game is slow right now. woah that woke me up.
-No one wants to rough up the guy? Not even a little?
-Most of the Flames would soil their panties if they were asked to be physical.
-Pretty hard interference there.
-I'm surprised Brodie didn't help Lewis to the penalty box. Hit the effer man!!
-No need to stand up for the goalie, just skate away.
-Wow, that was a huge hit... MacDonald must be feeling that.
-Thats ********, he destroyed him I wish that could be more than 2
-that's a tried and true king tactic. Run the opposing team's important players, hoping for an injury...then cash in against a "hobbled" team. Expect more of the same throughout the night. Good luck.
-(all this makes me think of is that picture that was all over hf a while back with all the hudlers on the bench. anybody know what i'm talking about? anybody wanna post it?): I wish our PP forwards were 3 Hudlers.
-Garbage, why is Iginla in the box there?
-Why is Iggy in the box? For falling over?
-Garbage call on Iginla. Playing real well tonight..physical.
-Penalty to #12, Jarome Iginla. 2 minutes for being tackled.
-Diving penalty? lol seriously?
Hit the bloody net already!!
-Yeah, getting tired of hearing "Wide by Wideman."
-I really dislike the LA Kings.
-comeau... pass it off, bud.
-Man if Comeau was a QB he would be sacked every play.
-Once the Kings get a couple more goals I would run the goalie again if I was Lewis just for fun and then walk away with a giant smirk as the Flames cowered in the corner.
-Did i just hear calgary has yet to win a game without scoring 4 goals +?
-You heard correctly.. Looks like that might be the case tonight too.
-Lol Butler. Get this goof off the team.
-Another trash call. Butler gets hooked and ends up behind the play. Then he has to hold afterwards.
-Bad call.. urgh
-Why the hell is Butler ever dressed? It is like Wile E Coyote constantly going back to ACME products.
-Butler gets hooked by Brown, which causes the puck to get away from him, forcing a turn over....then Butler gets a penalty for holding.
-This*game*is evidence of how our team lacks toughness. LA is tossing us around like pee wee players
-Also that we suck
-LA's roster is perfect for Darryl
-That hit on Mac looks like it woke him up... playing great since!
-wow i thought that was a goal great save McD
-As much as penalties suck, if you take a holding call on a player about to break free in the slot, I can deal with that.
-Macdonald with 3 huge saves!
-No way is this a playoff team. We are the softest team in the NHL.
-Shocked the Kings didn't score on that PP
-Flames getting badly out skated.
-Flames are doing nothing offensively..
-Flames getting very badly outplayed. Team is really terrible.
-Every time the Flames rush up the ice, the D stand them up at the blueline and turn the puck over.
-you think this game is bad Blues and Avs are unwatchable, still 0-0!
-We're really just getting dominated right now, we're lucky this isn't out of hand.
-At least the goalie has been great
-What the hell was cammy doing on that play. It looked like he was figure skating.
-Somebody better check to see if Bernier is still awake down at the other end.
He must be boooooored.....
-McDonald has been very solid after giving up that softie.
-"What is going on out here?" Good question Wideman.
-Wideman's being vocal with his teammates. That's awesome.
-What's sad is that is Iginla's job...
-He is to busy creating all the offense.
-Only 5 shots on goal. Oh brother.
-So pathetic to watch...
-Man this is the type of*game*that makes me want to say, **** it and blow the whole thing up. So many uninspired players on the once tonight.
-I didn't think the Flames would be a great team this year but I never imagined they would be this bad. IMO worst team in the league right now.
-Macdonald is giving this team a chance to win. Flames doing nothing to win.
-Thanks to the icing, this is the most time we've spent in their end.
-Have these losers even touched the puck over the last ten minutes?
-Who played yesterday again?*
-well they are the champs...
-Why is this team such a pile of monkey feces in 2nd periods? I don't get it.
-wow weak call. take advantage of it!
-Lets go PP get one!
-Iggy takes the puck to the net and gives it to Bernier.
"Here you go bud"
-Damn Brodie is such a slick player. Oozing confidence at this point.
-Nice move by Brodie
-Credit to the Kings. They're absolutely suffocating us.
-Scuderi is not buying what tanguay is selling.
-Tanguay's passes have been brutal tonight.
-I know it's only 2-1, but I'm seriously considering changing the channel and watching something else. This team is f'n brutal.
-That was possibly their worst period of the season. Flames pretty much didn't touch the puck at all. They won zero draws. They never ever engaged physically. This is the easiest team to play against in the league by a very wide margin. They really really suck.
-Woot!!! 0-0 in the 2nd period? i'll take that as a win!!
-man the Flames are a collection of weakness on the boards.
-as long as we don't give up a goal in the first 2 minutes of the 3rd, we come back and win!!!!!! book it.
-This is probably the most negative game thread I've been in except maybe some of the blowout losses.
-Bob Hartley is probably pissed right now. Pissed he didn't take the Habs job.
-Even if they randomly decide to play their hearts out through the final frame I still won't be impressed with tonight's game.
-National televised game too, good job Flames for eff sakes.
-Just need to win the 3rd period. That is the way they have to look at.
-This is unwatchable. How are there six teams in the NHL playing worse than the Flames right now?
are the kings underperforming or...?:
-2 points is 2 points. Remember we're playing the champs who are smothering us.
-Consider that L.A. is playing just slightly better than the Oilers. Seriously the Kings look like crap, we should be able to beat them fairly easily.
-There\s no way the Kings are just slightly better than the Oilers. Kings are a well-oiled Darryl Sutter coached championship team. Oilers are a bunch of kids who can't skate straight.
Ignore the standings.. Kings just starting to come around and will show their class.
If the Flames were playing like this against the Oilers, I'd be furious!
-I'm saying currently they are really bad and they are. The team on the ice tonight looks awful.
I don't know if/when Darryl will get them to wake up, but right now L.A. is very very beatable.
-I don't think they look awful;. They are playing the typical road forechecking game and they've created good chances. 23 shots already.
-True....but they really miss Greene and Mitchell on backline. 2 very stabilizing influences.
-And Martinez, one of the leagues more underrated players.
-Wake me up when we're a fun and entertaining team to watch again.
-Also is anyone a little pissed NO ONE didn't anything when Macdonald got run over?
There's still 20 minutes left for some revenge.
-Yes. That was the first thing I checked for honestly once Lewis got up. I actively looked for one of the Flames to bend over, see if MacDonald was alright. Saw nothing. Rolled my eyes.
-Wideman is gonna score, I can feel it...
-This power play is one of the key moments of the year.
-i wonder if Feaster realizes that Center is an actual real position.
-Tanguay is brutal...
-God this is painful.
-Look at this amazing powerplay...
-What an embarrassing PP. Disgusting.
-You would think*Calgary*could maintain pressure in the 3rd with LA playing back to back.
-Well, if that PP was a major test, I'd give an F-.
-screw this team, I'm done watching this bunch of losers
-You go girl
-We're in the midst of another 7-year playoff drought.
-Flames being absolutely dominated.
-Back to standing around
-Outplayed in every area tonight. LA looks like a well rested team... They are so big, and physically dominant.
-So this is what its like to play against a Sutter coached team...
-this is apalling
-I feel bad for MacDonald, he's doing well
-With the way the Flames are playing, they would struggle against an ECHL team.
thank you for existing jeff carter & mike richards:
-And that's the cherry on top. Bad goal.
-This forward group is gross right now. And Carter scores
-Wow 5 guys standing there
-Good. We need a nice big losing streak.
-Welp, thanks to the Kings, I don't have to go to through the agony of a 2-1 game.
-Lol, well if we're being intellectually honest, that goal was a loooong time coming.
-Are the flames really this bad? Not even in my wildest most pessimistic nightmares did I think that they would be this bad.
-What are the chances of a Darryl Sutter team giving up a 2 goal lead in the final 10 minutes?
-Quite the let down after the Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia game. Yawn.
-This thread is much more entertaining than the game, I think I will stay.
-In all intellectual honesty, I think this team needs a few really good fourth line waiver pickups right now. That will make all the difference. All we have to do is make the playoffs and we too can win the cup. Just look at the LA Kings!
-I'm embarrassed as a flames fan for people across canada to watch this
-Quite a contrast when you watch the 2 teams. The Kings forwards doggedly track the puck trying to strip the Flames puck carrier, when they backcheck.
The Flames...one, Maybe 2 hard strides and Coast.
Speaks volumes for both teams.
-Make some moves, Feaster!
-MacDonald has actually been pretty good tonight especially considering the disparity of play between the two teams.
-Poor Joey. I am sure he wants to just start beating the tar out of his teammates right now.
-Pretty sad when Joey Macdonald is getting mentioned as one of our stand out players.
-I still miss Olli.. I don't care.. I loved him.
-As the brunt of every conceivable joke he was quite good.
-if we combine iginla and carter, we would have a pretty elite forward.
-So does ANYONE still blame B. Sutter's coaching or does EVERYONE now realize he was not the problem just like D. Sutter and Keenan and Playfair before him? Team is uncoachable. Wonder why?
-I don't think anyone playing against calgary has had a nervous look all year... Who is going to hit you?
the call against kopi:
-Wow. another weak call!
-Holy diving Stajan.
-Put Comeau as a screen on the PP so the Big LA D can wack the snot out of him.
-Anyone have any guesses at how many seasons this team will go before seeing the playoffs again?
-Carter holding Tanguay for a good 20 yards.
-Calgary. Where mediocre players come to die
-I really hope this is Iggy's last season as a Flame, he deserves better then this crap team.
-Give me a break. He's had a decent game. First one in several. Gets paid to score not just play decent.
-No he doesn't. He deserves exactly this.
-How? The man has carried the offensive load for this team for as long as i can remember and has been loyal to this team and has helped us to win. But the management has screwed the pooch by not acquiring a top line center, trading Phaneuf for crap and draft bust after bust after bust. Iginla has been a very pacient and loyal man and i'm very shocked that he has been able to put up with this crap. I probably would want out asap if it was me. This team is going nowhere, and fast.
-That powerplay was the most entertaining two minutes of the entire game.
-We are the easiest team to play agains in the league. Atleast we're number 1 at something.
-22-11 to make the playoffs? Time for Jay to get the feelers out for the trade deadline.
-TSN just ####ting on our chests now*
-we deserve more for 7 million
-Iggy has earned his 7M cap hit for every season so far.
-If looks could kill
-Lol I work with this lady
-Do you get that look too?
-Way to give LA confidence. Now they will repeat as champs!
-Boos at the end of the game.
-Darryl Sutter has screwed us twice now. First as GM of the Flames, now as Head Coach of the Kings!*
-1 goal on 48 shots is unacceptable for Iginla. He's on pace for what, 3-4 goals now?
-I cheered for Darryl Sutter when he won the cup last year. But the more I have thought about it, the more I look at him the madder I get. I hate that ****er for what he did to this team.
-I agree, the ****er drove this team so deep into the ground and left us with practically no prospects.
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