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The Best Time of the Year

Posted in All-star, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Iginla, NHL, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2008 by flamesfan77

Hello Hockey Fans,

Today is what we all wait for.  The NHL playoffs begin tonight and I can’t wait.  First, we have Crosby in his sophomore playoff performance.  How will he perform in his second matchup against Ottawa?

Then we have the Flames vs the Sharks in what should be one of the best first-round matchups. Joe vs Jarome? Sign me up!

We also have division rivals the Rangers and Devils and Avalanche and Wild going to battle.

Ovechkin makes his debut against the Flyers, while the Habs look to continue their dominance against the Bruins.

I know I missed some matchups, but they are obviously not as exciting…

Enjoy!

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Western Conference Playoff Preview

Posted in All-star, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Iginla, NHL, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2008 by flamesfan77

Detroit vs Nashville:

Everyone thinks Detroit will run over Nashville, but Detroit has had problems in the playoffs in recent years.  Nashville also has been hot down the stretch.  I predict Detroit, but in 6.

San Jose vs Calgary:

Well you may think I made this choice because I am a homer, but I will give my rationale.  The Flames won the season series 3-1, with victories twice in San Jose.  San Jose has been hot since acquiring Campbell, but Campbell is not a solid playoff performer.  The same could be said about the Sharks as they have struggled in recent years.  Kipper also loves to play well against the team that gave up on him.  I say Calgary in 6.

Minnesota vs Colorado:

This is an even match up, but I think Colorado has been the better team when healthy, which they are(besides season ending injuries).  Minnesota will try and trap, but Sakic and Forsberg will be too much and Colorado will win in 6.

Anaheim vs Dallas:

This should be a great series.  Unless Turco stands on his head Anaheim will be too strong to overcome.  They have been hot since they got their two veterans back, and Gigeure is a great playoff goalie.  Anaheim wins in 6.

Predictions

Posted in Calgary Flames, Hockey, NHL, Stanley Cup, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , on April 5, 2008 by flamesfan77

Well yesterday sucked.  I went 1-5, lets hope today gets better.

Ducks vs Kings-Ducks win 4-2

Blue Jackets vs Blues-Columbus wins 4-2

Sabres vs Bruins-Bruins win 3-1

Leafs vs Canadiens-Habs win 3-1

Panthers vs Capitals-Washington needs a point to make it-They do winning 3-1

Lightning vs Thrashers-Thrashers win 4-3

Flames vs Canucks-Flames win 3-2

Predictions

Posted in Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Stanley Cup, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2008 by flamesfan77

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It is now golf season for more and more teams.  I am now 60-37 after a perfect 4-0 night!:) I should start betting on some of this…

Rangers vs Islanders-Rangers win 4-3

Lightning vs Capitals-Most win for Washington-Caps win 3-2

Blue Jackets vs Red Wings-Red Wings take a close one 3-2

Sabres vs Canadiens-Habs win it 3-2

Senators vs Leafs-Leafs add to the Sens misery 4-3

Blues vs Predators-Predators stay alive with a 3-2 win

Flames vs Wild-Calgary has dominated them this season-Flames win 3-2

Stars vs Coyotes-Coyotes win at home 3-2

Sharks vs Kings-Kings beat the Sharks back up 5-3

Oilers vs Canucks-Oilers play spoilers and win 3-2

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.

The Wild Wild NW

Posted in Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, minnesota wild, NHL, northwest, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2008 by flamesfan77

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With less than a dozen games remaining in the NHL season the NW division is once again proving to be the most competitive in the NHL.  Three teams are tied for the division lead and only one is not going to make the playoffs at this point.

If the playoffs started today 4 of the 8 teams would be from the NW division.  Calgary, Colorado and Minnesota are all tied at 84 points with Vancouver sitting only two points back.  Only Edmonton would be on the outside looking in with a respectable 75 points.

This means that the final 10 or less games are more important than ever, and to add to the excitement 95% of the games are played between the division which means anything could happen.  Let the playoffs begin!

King of Calgary

Posted in 365, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Jarome Iginla, NHL with tags , , , , , , , on March 10, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Jarome Iginla has passed Theoren Fleury for the all time goal scoring leader in Calgary Flames history.  Iginla notched his 365th goal against the St Louis Blues. 

It may not have been the prettiest, but it was one of the biggest.  Jarome banked a one-timer in off of a Blues players rear end.

Congrats Jarome! It couldn’t happen to a better guy.