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What were the Flames missing?
Wed, April 23, 2008

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.

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Really orv? Well, I have relatives and close friends in several countries, different parts of the world. None of them agree with your assertion that Canada is "one of the most arrogant countries", in fact they find us polite and laid back. I find that the title 'Most arrogant country' is usually associated with 2 or 3 other nations, which will remain nameless
Ben TO, 2008-04-16 09:15:59

totally agree with jeremy starr even though I am canadian.My wife and I have travelled around the world but usually keep this

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

Ken, People on this site get upset when I call people an idiot. Well here we go again. I didn't make the statement "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?" You did you pucking moron. Secondly, I didn't say the player was skating through the crease to chase the opposing player, you did again you pucking moron. Lastly you are assuming the player goes throws the crease, normally they don't they are merely skating around the goalie pulls what we will now call an Avery. Now Puck Off.
Pete, 2008-04-15 13:21:21

If San Jose doesn't win tonight this series is done like dinner, hell, it may be done already. Unless the Sharks man up like their goalie told them to, and Nabokov has every right to call his team out as him and Clowe are the only Sharks playing PLAYOFF hockey, the rest are all still in the regular season. San Jose has no business being bullied by anyone with their players, they just need to get a mean. Watch for more Shelley tonight. I want the Sharks to win because this is the most interesting series right now, well, Minny vs. Colorado is good too.

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

Pete

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

Ken, I didn't say I agree with Avery's actions in front of the net. I don't. I don't think it's as big a deal as everyone is making it out to be. Your statement about goalies only do it for a few seconds is ludicrous. It wasn't sex because it only lasted a few seconds. It wasn't murder cause it was over in a few seconds. It wasn't a bank robbery because it was done in mere seconds. The duration of an infraction or event is irrevalent. It either happened or it didn't. Now it's a rule, it wasn't when Avery was doing it. Lastly, the person most vulnerable to a shot was Avery not the Goalie.
Pete, 2008-04-15 09:05:45

San Jose is a great team, but they do have a history of choking in the playoffs.

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

Pete,

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

I'm just wondering what happened to all the people saying that the Sharks would dominate, that the Flames would be lucky to get one win, blah blah blah from around April 7th BEFORE the playoffs started? Where are all the people that were predicting San Jose's "greatness"? Probably sulking about their team (Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton) not making the playoffs.
Jon, 2008-04-14 18:41:53

I think the Sharks will drown and the Flames will burn them ! Sharks alwyas make a good run towards the playoff and fail right after they get there! So no matter whom they play, they'll loose in the first or second round!
Wojtek, 2008-04-14 18:21:29

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