Archive for March, 2008

Crisis in Cowtown

Posted in Calgary Flames, Hockey, NHL with tags , , on March 31, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Before I begin let me make clear that I am a huge Flames fan and have been since birth.  I am not a “bandwagon jumper” and supported the team throughout their lengthy playoff absences.

Now that I have that out of the way I am going to state that the Flames will not make it far at all this post season if they continue to play as they have.  They are not going to get home ice for the playoffs and unless they finish 6th and play Minnesota, will be golfing two weeks after the Oilers.

The team has no identity and no chemistry.  Last nights humiliating loss was a clear example of how they Flames cannot seem to get three solid lines going.  If one line performs, two others do not and you need all three (or four) clicking to have a shot.  Calgary doesn’t. 

Now I hope I am wrong and would love to admit it, but I don;t think that will be happening.

Predictions

Posted in Hockey, NHL with tags , , , on March 31, 2008 by flamesfan77

Well I went 6-1 yesterday, but I would have rather gone 1-6 with a flames win.  My overall record is now 48-36.

Penguins vs Rangers-Penguins win 4-2

Thrashers vs Lighting-Atlanta wins 5-4

Predictions

Posted in Hockey, NHL with tags , , on March 30, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well I am a little late so I missed one game and one other is 0-0 in progress but better late than never

Nashville vs Detroit-Wings win 2-1

Boston vs Buffalo-Buffalo wins 3-2

Colorado vs Minnesota-Minnesota wins 3-2

Columbus vs Chicago-Hawks win 3-2

Dallas vs Anaheim-Ducks win 3-2

Calgary vs Vancouver-Flames win 4-3

San Jose vs Phoenix-San Jose wins 4-2

Predictions

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2008 by flamesfan77

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I am now 38-31.  Time to improve.

Senators vs Bruins-Boston wins 4-3

Kings vs Stars-Kings win 4-2

Flyers vs Islanders-Flyers win 4-3

Canadiens vs Leafs-Canadiens win 4-3

Capitals vs Panthers-Washington wins 4-2

Hurricanes vs Lightning-Canes win 3-2

Blackhawks vs Blues-Blackhawks win 3-1

Oilers vs Flames-Calgary wins 3-1

Predictions

Posted in Stanley Cup, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well, after a solid 5-3 day I am now 39-30 in the week or so that I have been doing this.  I am gradually moving myself away from the average into a decent percentile.  I am just below 57% which is decent but I would like to be in the 60-65% correct range and hopefully today will get me there…

Thrashers vs Hurricanes-Carolina is good at home-Canes win 4-3

Flyers vs Devils-Devils bounce back and win 4-2

Predators vs Blue jackets-Columbus is good at home as well-Jackets win 3-2

Canadiens vs Sabres-Sabres win 3-2

Blues vs Red Wings-Not even close-Detroit 5-2

Canucks vs Wild-Luongo is back but not going to help-Wild win 4-2

Oilers vs Avalanche-Colorado is back and ends the Oils playoff hopes, work on that golf swing Oilers-Avs win 5-2

Sharks vs Ducks-Boucher in net means Anaheim wins easily 4-2

The Trouble with Toronto

Posted in Hockey, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Uncategorized with tags , , on March 27, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Once again the Toronto Maple Leafs have screwed their fans over at the end of the season.  The team struggles throughout the year, but then at the trade deadline wins a few games to give Leaf Nation hope, and then lose at the end to finish a few points back of a playoff spot.

 They miss out on a NHL lottery pick, and end up with a decent, but not great player, that sits in the system for years and offers no real benefit or solution.  They also never make any big deadline deals as they either feel they are in a position to make a run, or like this year cannot trade anyone worth while due to no-trade clauses. 

I personally hate the Leafs, but am starting to feel sorry for their fans who get their hopes up every year, only to have them crushed just as fast.

Predictions

Posted in Hockey, NHL with tags , , on March 26, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well I am now 34-27, a strong 3-1 night last night helped with the only missed prediction coming in a shootout.  Hopefully I can keep up the momentum…

Leafs vs Bruins-Bruins at home = 4-2 win

Devils vs Rangers-Rangers win 3-1

Sabres vs Sens-Ottawa wins 5-2

Islanders vs Pens-Crosby is back-Pens win 4-2

Capitals vs Lightning-Caps win 4-2

Thrashers vs Panthers-Panthers win 3-2

Stars vs Sharks-Sharks win 4-2

Coyotes vs Kings-Coyotes win 5-3