Saturday, October 15, 2005


Times change, and they don't...

I was just thumbing through my copy of On Fire (which deserves a post of its own), and found this great quote:
"The games against Edmonton are important because everything we do from September to April will always be compared to and plotted against how Edmonton did. They're the ones we have to catch. If you win seventy-two games in a year and lose eight to them and then lose again in the playoffs, then where are you? Nowhere. We could fool ourselves and say we're trying to catch the Washington Capitals, but that's not what we're trying to do. We're trying to catch Edmonton. They're the mark we compare ourselves to. When all is said and done, that's what it comes down to; all the trades, all the talk, everything we do."

- Paul Reinhart, c. 1986


Seems just as accurate now as it did in 1986.

"Trying to catch Edmonton" should probably be the Flames official motto.

I was going to say that the word "catch" is the only thing that really dates this quote, seeing as how the Oil is at 15 years (and counting!) without so much as a regular season division title.

That's funny, because it sure looks to me like the Flames are currently behind the Oilers.

It seems to me that the only thing that dates that quote is "-Paul Reinhart, c. 1986"

Guys, must we fight like shrieking banshees?

Oilers win 4-3.

Three-nil Flames, c/w some major unpleasantries late in the game.

3-2 Oil in a shootout

Greg Millen?!?!? Noooooooooo!!!!!

"Greg Millen?!?!? Noooooooooo!!!!!"

Yes, Greg Millen. These two CBC dorks are the worst. Not only do they suck for all of their usual reasons, but they keep mentioning "the New NHL", and one of them even said "in this new league". New LEAGUE???? Enough with the NEW NHL already.

anyways, 2-0 after the first. Iginla and Phaneuf, glad they're on the Flames.

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