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Are they happy? Do Flames fans receive enough in return for those dollars, moments, and that love?
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State of the Nation
Umm actually get a team that can work toghter and not against each other The only real hard worker was Iguanis and Kippersof
Otherwise they can join Montreal and have a BBQ, look for bury or sunken treasure and pray to the almighty Hockey God for a better team.
((again I really don't know how to spell those names.))
A hockey fan, 2008-05-28 16:14:52
I agree with you. The Flames then were fun to watch and the whole country got behind them. This year, all we've heard is about the dream finals with Detroit and Pittsburgh. I'd take the finals with the Flames and Oilers over this year any day. How is it bad for hockey if an 8th seed gets to the finals if they earned it and they show up to force a seventh game? I'm hoping that Pittsburgh's not done yet, but even if they make a series of it the Flames and Oilers showed they belonged there, and if the ratings were low because Americans didn't watch, all I can say is they missed some pretty good moments.
Rick W., 2008-05-27 13:33:01
SECOND THEY ARE NOT BIG ENOUGH TO PLAY THE WAY HEY DID IN 04 AND 06
THIRD THEY HAVE ADMIT THAT OWEN NOLAN IS A 4TH LINER AT BEST, LET HIM SEMI RETIRE ON ANOTHER TEAM
FOURTH THE DEFENCE IS NOT THAT BIG AND FAST AS THEY THINK PAST DION AND ROBYN
FIFTH THEY MAKE TOO MANY MENTAL ERORS EX; WORST LINE CHANGES IN THE LEAGUE.
SIXTH KEENAN WAS NOT TOUGH ENOUGH
SEVENTH THEY DO NOT HAVE A FIRST LINE CENTER (MAYBE LOMBO IF HE IS GIVEN THE CHALLENGE)
FINALLY, SUTTER NEEDS TO TAKE MORE CONTROL OF THE ON ICE PLAY
THESE DON'T HAPPEN THEY MISS THE PLAYOFFS IN 08/09
WPC, 2008-05-21 01:08:06
1) target young, single players.
2) pay to bring wives who want to travel along on the road.
3) most importantly, try to get more varied cultural events started in Alberta cities. Make it more liveable and fun, while cutting down on crime.
If all of this works, they could maybe attract a few trade deadline players such as Hossa that might make the difference.
Rick W., 2008-05-20 15:56:46