Saturday, January 06, 2007


Flames Game Night

The injury-wracked Calgary Flames host the injury-wracked Dallas Stars tonight in Part 2 of the HNIC doubleheader (that's 8 MT on the Corpse). This is how you want to play the Stars, surely: at home, when it's their 3rd game in 4 nights, and the first two went to a shootout.

Also, they have some major injury problems, though the Flames have their own. The Flames will be starting 3 forwards tonight who have played most of the season in Omaha (Boyd, Moss, & Germyn), plus two more who should be there now, finding their (or, "a") game (Friesen & Lundmark). has the top two lines like this:

Huselius - Langkow - Amonte
Tanguay - Lombardi - Ritchie

The way Ritchie has been playing lately, that line looks good; hopefully Langkow and Tommy can pull Amonte up to their recent level and not the other way around.

How can this be anything but low scoring? (????) OK, if you're gambling with real money, take the Over, but I'll predict a 2-1 Calgary win (Langkow, Ritchie). Go Flames.


Would it be asking for too much to have Calgary trailing 3-4 with 20 seconds left, Stefan missing an empty-net 2 feet out and falling due to bad ice, then watching Tanguay lob it up the ice to Amonte, who chips it to Huselius, who scores a buzzer beater with 2 seconds left?

If someone could find/make a YouTube clip of Matthew Barnaby faking getting high-sticked against the Flames tonight, I would be eternally grateful. It happened with about 8 minutes left in the 3rd.

Stupid Stars can't even beat the Flames. It's not like they were tired or anything. :-)

Yeah, Matthew Barnaby's a bitch.

I HATE THE CITY OF CALGARY. Stupid Saddledome. Head Office capital of the prairies. Deerfoot trail. Uh, what else?


Don't forget the interchanges. The interchanges here are legendary in their boneheadedness.

"Calgary Urban Planning" ranks up there with "Military Intelligence".

But the Flames are really benefiting from Sutter building the minor league depth. Nice to see a rookie's first NHL goal as the GWG.

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