The good news in the Game 7 loss to the Sharks was the Flames showed enough character to take the series against a favoured team to the limit, especially when they trailed after five games.
The bad news is they were thrashed when it mattered most.
What happened to the Flames? What were they missing in their lineup to put them over the edge and wins a playoff series? Have your say in our forum.
Move to pull Kipper stinks
dirty little secret of canada to ourselves keep in mind this is our perception that canada is one of the most arrogant
countries we know.I remember being in italy at the airport sitting in the lineup going home thinking of all the accomplishments
and western devotions this country has contributed to society and I looked over and there was this man wearing an IAM CANADIAN hat
all I could think of was how we pale in comparison to most nations that we have to almost convince others were a great nation. It has to start from within.Go flames go.
Dont give up on us jeremy.
orv, 2008-04-15 18:04:41
As for Avery, he is a loser and his antics the other night showed that. What he did was something I havent seen since playing pond hockey at 10 years old. Even Drury went over and told him to knock it off, which of course he didn't. He may get goals and create havok but he has no class at all. Even Claude Lemieux never pulled a stunt like that. Avery is a hemerrhoid.
Norbit, 2008-04-15 13:12:16
When a goalie puts his stick up or blocker its to prevent a player from going through his crease as a shorter way to get to the puck carrier.
It isnt dangerous for a goalie to have his vision blocked so he cant see a puck travelling close to a 100 mph that might hit him in the head ? Come on thats a ridiclous comment.
It might be good if Avery got hit in the head, it might knock some sense into him lol.
Ken, 2008-04-15 11:17:43
Calgary played a great game and ex-Maple Leafs Cujo and Nolan played very well.
I don't think San Jose is out of it, but they do need to win the next game for sure.
gordholio, 2008-04-15 03:33:22
When a goalie puts his blocker or stick to interfere it only lasts what a few seconds at most.
What Avery did went on for 25 - 35 seconds which is a big difference. Not to mention the way the players can shoot the puck these days you wouldnt want your goalie to not be able to protect himself from a slapshot he doesnt see coming and hit him off the head.
Just to let you know, Bettman has come out with a new " Avery " rule about his actions.
Ken, 2008-04-14 18:49:57