GDB/GDFD 59: La bataille d'Alberta

Wanye
February 21 2009 12:47PM

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Yeah, so you might say this is a biggie for us.

Wanye Gretz: Ever since our crew personally oversaw the invention of the written word, electricity, hockey, the internet and finally both nations we have had one goal on the horizon. One goal that was so much in the forefront of everyone's mind that bingofuel actually broke up with his girlfriend this week to make sure nothing distracted him.

For the first time in the 6 billion-year history of the Earth, Oilers fans and Flames fans can come somewhere and chirp at one another during a Battle of Alberta game.

Now just like when playing nude Jenga there are rules here too. No male on male accidental contact for starters. No personal attacks, profanity laced tirades or other offside nonsensery if you please. Is this because we are boring? No. It's because if we don't have some rules of engagement we will probably start a war that will eventually end in Red Deer with Kent W and Willis brawling with Klingon Bat-leths over who has the ability to really lay claim to the last initial "W." But funny/witty commentary? Oh yeah. Pointing out the obvious like the fact that Calgary turned it's back on all forms of cerebral logic and signed Todd Bertuzzi? Good to go.

And so now I hand it to our colleagues at FlamesNation and see a Wanye Life Dream™ fulfilled. Next to achieve? Three-way with Natalie Portman and Carrie Underwood.

I have waited for this day for over two years!!!!!! -WG

TLP: Man, I love Battle of Alberta games. The rivalry, the drama, the easiest two points Calgary will earn all season. It's just magical.

Now, I don’t know how many Oiler fans mosey over to FlamesNation to check out what Kent and I have to say (it’s all really great, believe me!), but since this is being posted on both sides of “The Nation,” I will make certain concessions to our neighbors to the north, namely first explaining myself in a normal way, then dumbing it way, way down for all you clods that can’t get a job in a real city that people want to live in.

Now, let’s be honest with ourselves and say that the Oilers have been going through a bit of a rough patch the past few years in terms of players not wanting to come to your city or stay there, a general manager that was widely regarded as “borderline retarded,” and a coach who lost his team three months ago and still, somehow, has a job. (Trans.: Edmonton bad! Players hate! Lowe dumdum! Coach mean!)

Meanwhile, Calgary (you might know it by its other name: Not-Loserville) has had its cup run over with success and happiness. Players want to come here, Darryl Sutter makes good decisions, and Mike Keenan.. well, at least he’s not Jim Playfair. (Trans.: Everyone like! Big wins! Fun times! Happy all day no sad!)

We at FlamesNation understand that you’re probably a fan of the Oilers because of, say, the 1980s. Can’t blame you. We know it’s hard not to root for a winner. But guys, the 1980s were like 30 years ago almost! It’s time to start living in the here and now. And if you want, we’ll even take you in down here if you’re among Edmonton’s best and brightest. We’ve been looking for someone to clean up all the stables down at the Stampede Grounds anyway. (Trans.: Cup Days gone! Flames fan good! Sweep poop yes?)

Seriously though, the Flames are going to annihilate you.

All my love, TLP

Kent W: At the conclusion of George Orwell's 1984, Protagonist Winston Smith comes to the realization that he loves his nemesis - the State. I think that's about where I'm at with the Oilers these days, although I come by affection more honestly: there was no room 101 or psychological torture required - I just honestly enjoy watching the Oilers play.

I love watching Dustin Penner lumber around. It always brings a smile to my face to think of the draft picks it required to grab him, or his absurd $4.25M/year albatross of a contract.

I giggle when I see the 'C' on Ethan Moreau's chest. It gives me pleasure to check the Oilers ever-full injury list. I laugh whenever I remember that Jeff Drouin-Deslasarasrfasdfsadfasdrsdfs is the only goalie the club has signed through next year.

The negative goal differential, the constantly being outshot, the worse than average special teams, Kevin Lowe's comb-over; I love it all. MacTavish's post game press-conferences are frequently delightful. Zach Stortini's cartoonish countenance and laughable "fighting" style - it's all good. Oh, and thanks for Curtis Glencross by the way...

I think what I love most, however, is the continued mediocrity. Edmonton doesn't suck like, say, the Islanders or the Thrashers. There's always the faint possibility of making the play-offs on the horizon for the Oilers. That chance, however slim, like the distant scent of baking bread to the staring, drives the organization stumbling forward each off-season and trade deadline, salivating and half crazed, desperate for the taste of success.

As such, they're never a big threat to get any better. To take the big leap. Like a hopeless junkie, the Oilers never seem to reach their "bottom" so there's never any real chance of a recovery. Blow it up and start anew? Move veterans for draft picks? It's hard to do when 8th in the conference is spitting distance away, isn't it?

It won't bother me if the Flames lose this evening. Calgary is 12 points up on Edmonton and have little to gain by a victory. Edmonton, on the other hand, can scratch closer to the final play-off spot and move another step nearer to becoming a buyer at the trade deadline. And I would love that too.

It's win-win for me tonight gents. Im going to crack a beer and cheer for every single goal that's scored.

Sincerely, Kent Wilson

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#1 TDSM31
February 23 2009, 04:07PM
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@ Chris:

Instead of Lowe and MacT taking all the heat, what about the scouting staff. I realize Lowe probably has final say but he's relying heavily on input from Stu MacGregor, Kevin Pendergast and the rest of the scouting staff. I think this is the portion of the organization that needs an overhaul. Best example is the deep '03 draft when we took Pooalot ahead of the likes of Ryan Kesler, Mike Richards, Corey Perry, Shea Weber, etc. Hell, I could've put up a 100pts playing with Crosby.

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#2 Sing A Song For SingSing
February 21 2009, 12:56PM
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5-3 Calgary.

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#3 OilersNinja
February 21 2009, 12:57PM
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OH boy I find it amazing that these 2 guys from Calgary had enough time away from incesting their siblings to write this article

Calgary Sucks!!!!

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#4 Smokin' Ray
February 21 2009, 01:01PM
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GAME DAY!!!

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#5 Lofty
February 21 2009, 01:01PM
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Calgary does suck but they still win 6-2... Sports select has only got the oil as +0.5 dogs!!! at least the mighty oil can make me some $$$

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#6 Smokin' Ray
February 21 2009, 01:02PM
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4-2 Oilers. Gagner, Cole, Hemsky, Stortini.

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#7 Smokin' Ray
February 21 2009, 01:04PM
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Big Mac, Stortini and Peckham all fight.

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#8 jeanshorts
February 21 2009, 01:06PM
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But guys, the 1980s were like 30 years ago almost! It’s time to start living in the here and now.

Calgary Flames - Stanley Cup Champions 1989

Edmonton Oilers - Stanley Cup Champions 1990

5 Stanley Cups > 1 Stanley Cup

You're grammar skills are surprisingly acceptable, but your math and memory skills, not so much.

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#9 B-rad
February 21 2009, 01:07PM
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Flames....I love when all you dorks start saying, all you have is the eighties. Well...we have more cups in the 90's as well. And in the new era...we both went to game seven. So please continue, to be the second best team in Alberta and the second least successful team in Canada...and the sens you beat...are slowly catching you.

And I hope Souray smashs iggy in his wrinkled forehead, so he looks even more autistic.

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#10 BUCK75 - FMNF
February 21 2009, 01:10PM
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My heart wants me to say that we are going to win - but our Coloassal Fossil in net may be too tired for us to pull this one out.

That being said, I hope it is a spirited event. Needs to be at least about 4 fights in the first period. One of them Gagner making Cammellari eat a punch for every goal he has scored this season. Then Storts to has to bitch slap GlenX.

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#11 jeanshorts
February 21 2009, 01:11PM
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I'm probably going to be too drunk to care by the time this game starts anyway. I just hope someone messes up Jim Vandermeer's face again. And if someone cuts Kippers hammy with a skate accidentally, then that's cool too.

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#12 B-rad
February 21 2009, 01:17PM
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what are the lines tonight?

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#13 Blazing Ace
February 21 2009, 01:21PM
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Oil suck, Flames win 5-1. Glencross with a hat trick just to piss you guys off.

I also predict that Sutter will even produce a grin from this landslide victory!!!

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#14 Robin B
February 21 2009, 01:22PM
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B-rad wrote:

what are the lines tonight?

27-10-83 12-89-26 18-13-46 33-51-85

44-24 5-77 49-43

35 38

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#15 treblecharger
February 21 2009, 01:22PM
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FMNF.I have checked out Flamesnation and these guys write well and are engaging, as evidenced above. That being said, there's a couple of points I'd like to indicate: - Calgary Sucks - The Flaming "C" on the jersey? Stands for CHOKE. - The Flameouts have been this (indicates Wanye's limp penis) much better than the Oil the last few years...respective Cup runs noted. - Calgary Sucks

Can't wait for tonight, this should be fun! Oilers 3-2. Hemsky,Gilbert, and the Flying French Fridge with his first NHL goal.(Anyone notice the league took his assist away from Thursday? Wouldn't want to be him at the morning skate today!) SmacIntyre will look like he's starting a lawwnmower on the face of whatever Flameout is stupid enough to drop 'em, here are so many to choose from (Please God, let it be Regher).

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#16 B-rad
February 21 2009, 01:26PM
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SMACKINTYRE...........LIGHTS OUT ROY. PECKHAM ..............LIGHTS OUT GLENCROSS SOURAY................LIGHTS OUT IGINLA\ STRUDWICK.............LIGHTS OUT PHAGNUEF.

OIL- 4-3 SHOOTOUT

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#17 Robin B
February 21 2009, 01:28PM
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treblecharger wrote:

Flying French Fridge with his first NHL goal.(

As Petr Klima once said, "It takes a long stick to score from the press box . . ."

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#18 B-rad
February 21 2009, 01:28PM
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any of you flames morons no what your teams lines are tonight.......

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#19 Robin B
February 21 2009, 01:32PM
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@ B-rad: Flames didn't skate lines this morning. Everybody just stood in a circle around Iron and peed their pants.

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#20 Mr P
February 21 2009, 01:39PM
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I bet Vandameer can't have his afternoon nap today. He is laying in the fetal position sweating and thinking about his last encounter with big Mac. Roy probably hasn't left Calgary.

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#21 Jeremy
February 21 2009, 01:41PM
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@ Robin B: LOL @ Robin!!

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#22 Travis Dakin
February 21 2009, 01:42PM
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Calgary Flames - Stanley Cup Champions 1989 Edmonton Oilers - Stanley Cup Champions 1990 5 Stanley Cups > 1 Stanley Cup You’re grammar skills are surprisingly acceptable, but your math and memory skills, not so much.

Well played.

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#23 Mr P
February 21 2009, 01:43PM
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By the way Iginla looks like Ken Griffey junior on the epsiode of the Simpsons when he drank too much brain and nerve tonic and got gigantisism of the head.

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#24 rOILty
February 21 2009, 01:44PM
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B-rad wrote:

And I hope Souray smashs iggy in his wrinkled forehead, so he looks even more autistic.

i can't tell if your insulting iggy or autistic people for saying they look alike!

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#25 Greg MC
February 21 2009, 01:51PM
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Me from Edmonton. I like hockey. I don't like Calgary. Smells very bad there. Like they have poopy pants.

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#26 Chris
February 21 2009, 02:02PM
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I predict a ten to one post rate by Oiler fans... because we really care. I also predict that Rexall Place won't be full of boring exectives; posing in their tacky red jerseys with thier plastic wives; texting one another on their Blackberries. Today is HOCKEY DAY in Canada! Best day of the year! Despite the fact the Flames are flush with talent born right here in Edmonton; I predict an Oiler come from behind victory, three fights, and hurt feeling online. GO OILERS!

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#27 Travis Dakin
February 21 2009, 02:11PM
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Chris wrote:

I predict a ten to one post rate by Oiler fans…

Unfortunately, Flamesnation is still in its infancy so word is yet to reach the masses... these things take time. Like Oilersnation last year! Chris wrote:

Despite the fact the Flames are flush with talent born right here in Edmonton

How about that eh? Love the pride down there... Iginla and Phaneuf wearing the C due to drafting and trading... all the while longing to wear the oil drop that they grew up idolizing. They die a little inside everytime they have to roll Rexall and realize they are playing for the flames.

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#28 Travis Dakin
February 21 2009, 02:13PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Unfortunately, Flamesnation is still in its infancy so word is yet to reach the masses… these things take time. Like Oilersnation last year!

Ha but really, how many Flames fans actually exist? Well, the ones that do exist only started showing up in 2004 so it can't be that many yet.

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#29 rOILty
February 21 2009, 02:33PM
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Chris wrote:

Despite the fact the Flames are flush with talent born right here in Edmonton;

i actually went to school with phagneuf, everyone thought he was a loser then...

now he is a rich loser

Flames Suck!

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#30 TLP
February 21 2009, 02:47PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

You’re grammar skills are surprisingly acceptable

ah, irony

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#31 Travis Dakin
February 21 2009, 03:09PM
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@ TLP: nice catch.

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#32 jeanshorts
February 21 2009, 03:24PM
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TLP wrote:

jeanshorts wrote: You’re grammar skills are surprisingly acceptable ah, irony

I. Uh. No. He. Wait. Umm.

Fudge.

*slams back more JD to ease the pain of everyday life*

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#33 Greg MC
February 21 2009, 03:40PM
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TLP wrote:

jeanshorts wrote: You’re grammar skills are surprisingly acceptable ah, irony

Hoisted by your own petard.

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#34 RLH
February 21 2009, 03:42PM
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Just to add fuel to this little blaze...Anyone remember "Gola"?

Time to start drinking.

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#35 B-rad
February 21 2009, 03:46PM
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RLH wrote:

Just to add fuel to this little blaze…Anyone remember “Gola”? Time to start drinking.

Careful the Oilers secret service will shut this place down if you so much as mention the song..."Goala"..

uh-oh.

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#36 B-rad
February 21 2009, 03:48PM
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Robin B wrote:

@ B-rad: Flames didn’t skate lines this morning. Everybody just stood in a circle around Iron and peed their pants.

where as at our practice the oilers just stood around MacT and rolled their eyes......lol

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#37 David S
February 21 2009, 03:51PM
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Well, I'd like to say we'll walk away with the 2, but the Spock in me says Calgary 6-3. We'd need Vis, Grebs AND Pisani to make a game of it.

See? I'm employing the universal power of negativity here folks. It works uhhh... some of the time. Oilers 3-2 and Spock be damned.

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#38 fiveandagame
February 21 2009, 04:02PM
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The godless flames have the audacity to travel up the queens stocking all the way to the mighty and glorious capital of EDMONTON? Rise army of copper and blue the enemy is at our gates.

Those who live in the Edmonton area will notice the smell of fecal matter permeate the air as the Flames roll closer to Rexall, voiding their bowels en mass. It will be the only time they will work as a team.

Moreau will cry "Once more into the breach, the smelly stinking breach" and the Oilers will win. The win will carry the team to glory in the post season. We will not fear fish or fowl, for we are OILERSNATION!

GOILERS

Oilers 82

Calgary 1

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#39 bleedoil83
February 21 2009, 04:05PM
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This should be a hell of a game. Hope iggy gets smackintyred into the boards regher comes to his defense and get knocked the #@&% out. Go oil go. Hemmer with the gwg. 4-3 p.s- the best thing to come out of calgary is the qe2 to etown your capital.

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#40 Mike
February 21 2009, 04:07PM
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Now, now boys and girls. Let's be fair to the Shames. They have had a lot more first round playoff eliminations than us in recent history. That makes them the most elite of teams that fail. They are on the verge of failure greatness.

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#41 Peter Pan
February 21 2009, 04:07PM
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Could we still consider this the "Battle of Alberta" if the Oilers are not willing to battle?

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#42 jeanshorts
February 21 2009, 04:09PM
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HOLY CRAP DID ANYONE REALIZE THAT MATS SUNDIN IS PLAYING IN TORONTO TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND START CARING!!!!!!!!!

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#43 Peter Pan
February 21 2009, 04:17PM
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Quick question for our neighbors from down south:

What's it like to breed with a sibling? Sounds pretty nasty.

As for TLP and Kent W - kudos on the smack talk. You boys brought it today...uh, you are boys right?

Oil 3 Flames 2

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#44 TLP
February 21 2009, 04:35PM
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Mike wrote:

Now, now boys and girls. Let’s be fair to the Shames. They have had a lot more first round playoff eliminations than us in recent history.

gotta make the playoffs to get bounced, big dog.

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#45 Jason Gregor
February 21 2009, 04:46PM
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Players want to come here, Darryl Sutter makes good decisions, and Mike Keenan....

Ah Kent, spoken like the typical Flamer down south...

Lets talk about the great UFA's that have come to Calgary...

Cory Sarich..$3.6 million a year...IS that really better than Penner??? Is it? Penner was an awful signing but Sarich at 600,000 less is just as horrific.

Or the other top end names, like Owen Nolan, Curtis Glencross (getting a boner over a 15 goal scorer, Typcial Flamer supporter). Or Bertuzzi...You guys all used to boo him, and now you would bend over for him. You've also cheered for Fuhr, Smith, Gelinas and now Glencross. Maybe Avery was right about Calgarians enjoying being second in line!!!!

Can you name a big UFA that has come to Calgary? Didn't think so.

And the usual lame comment, "Oiler fans live in the past"... The Flames went 14 years without winning one playoff series after their only Cup in 1989. And are once again starting another Playoff choke streak.

And Kent, nice "I win either way" sit-on-the-fence view of the game. Calgarians still have an inferiority complex from Edmonton. We know it. That's why Calgary radio stations still mock Edmonton. We don't because we don't care about Cowtown, and it is never good to pick on the weak-kneed baby of the bunch.

The Battle of Alberta is the only time I still cheer for the Oilers. the rest of the time the game is a business. I grew up HATING the Flames and I still do. The team sucks, they have a lame mascot, the rink is the stupidest layout in the history of hockey, and they are so cheap that they PAINT the names of award winners on a wall outside the lockerroom. Seriously, it is that tough to make some plaques??

The Old Battles of Alberta were great...Fights, goals, hits and come playoff time Oiler wins. I remember Gretzky down the wing in 88, or Tikkanen's hat-trick in 1991 after the Flames led 3-0 in game 7. Can you honestly tell me it was that satisfying when Steve Smith scored to give the Flames their only playoff win over the Oilers. Did you celebrate wildly over a goal like that??? Just think about it. The only time you beat the Oilers, they scored the winning goal...kind of anti-climatic don't you think.

Keep yammering on during the regular season about how great your team is...And then come playoff time you can once again watch them choke harder than a newbie girl in a Ron Jeremy flick.

Who cares who scores tonight...I just want to see big hits, a few spirited tilts and then watch the loser Flames fans and their great retorts after the loss. "Well we are still 10 points ahead of you"..DORKS.

A true Battle of Alberta fan knows that bragging rights in the head-to-head matchups mean more than the standings. You would think that a Flame fan would try to hold onto that. Boosting about Calgary's playoff success is equal to bragging about the Red Mile. Sure there were a few nice racks here and there, but for every good set there were 10 sets of "nipples racing belly button" pairs.

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#46 BUCK75 - FMNF
February 21 2009, 04:53PM
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@ Jason Gregor:

BRINGING THE HEAT!!! I like it :D

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#47 B-rad
February 21 2009, 04:57PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Players want to come here, Darryl Sutter makes good decisions, and Mike Keenan…. Ah Kent, spoken like the typical Flamer down south… Lets talk about the great UFA’s that have come to Calgary… Cory Sarich..$3.6 million a year…IS that really better than Penner??? Is it? Penner was an awful signing but Sarich at 600,000 less is just as horrific. Or the other top end names, like Owen Nolan, Curtis Glencross (getting a boner over a 15 goal scorer, Typcial Flamer supporter). Or Bertuzzi…You guys all used to boo him, and now you would bend over for him. You’ve also cheered for Fuhr, Smith, Gelinas and now Glencross. Maybe Avery was right about Calgarians enjoying being second in line!!!! Can you name a big UFA that has come to Calgary? Didn’t think so. And the usual lame comment, “Oiler fans live in the past”… The Flames went 14 years without winning one playoff series after their only Cup in 1989. And are once again starting another Playoff choke streak. And Kent, nice “I win either way” sit-on-the-fence view of the game. Calgarians still have an inferiority complex from Edmonton. We know it. That’s why Calgary radio stations still mock Edmonton. We don’t because we don’t care about Cowtown, and it is never good to pick on the weak-kneed baby of the bunch. The Battle of Alberta is the only time I still cheer for the Oilers. the rest of the time the game is a business. I grew up HATING the Flames and I still do. The team sucks, they have a lame mascot, the rink is the stupidest layout in the history of hockey, and they are so cheap that they PAINT the names of award winners on a wall outside the lockerroom. Seriously, it is that tough to make some plaques?? The Old Battles of Alberta were great…Fights, goals, hits and come playoff time Oiler wins. I remember Gretzky down the wing in 88, or Tikkanen’s hat-trick in 1991 after the Flames led 3-0 in game 7. Can you honestly tell me it was that satisfying when Steve Smith scored to give the Flames their only playoff win over the Oilers. Did you celebrate wildly over a goal like that??? Just think about it. The only time you beat the Oilers, they scored the winning goal…kind of anti-climatic don’t you think. Keep yammering on during the regular season about how great your team is…And then come playoff time you can once again watch them choke harder than a newbie girl in a Ron Jeremy flick. Who cares who scores tonight…I just want to see big hits, a few spirited tilts and then watch the loser Flames fans and their great retorts after the loss. “Well we are still 10 points ahead of you”..DORKS. A true Battle of Alberta fan knows that bragging rights in the head-to-head matchups mean more than the standings. You would think that a Flame fan would try to hold onto that. Boosting about Calgary’s playoff success is equal to bragging about the Red Mile. Sure there were a few nice racks here and there, but for every good set there were 10 sets of “nipples racing belly button” pairs.</block THANK YOU.....THANK YOU. TAKE A BOW...
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#48 B-rad
February 21 2009, 04:58PM
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Really....that about sums it up.......goodnight.

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#49 Chris
February 21 2009, 04:59PM
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Mike wrote:

They have had a lot more first round playoff eliminations than us in recent history. That makes them the most elite of teams that fail

Hey Kent and TLP... How can you talk smack about a team that has won 34 playoff series' in 30 years when your own team has won only 13 over the same time frame? What have you the Oilers done lately you ask...?

Oh I don't know... How about this. The Oilers are winning this years season series. The Oilers have won three playoff rounds since the Flames last tasted success (pre-lockout). The Oilers swept the Flames the last time the two teams met in the playoffs... Oh, and the Flames even tanked on home ice in 2006 to avoid a similar humiliation! And most importantly, the Oilers have more recently won the cup (1990) and played for the cup (2006)!

So why are the Flames so great? Is it because Iginla and Phaneuf (both from the CAPITAL region) will lead your team to a Northwest title and yet another first round exit? Or is it that stupid flaming C?

Which franchise is better? There is no argument, either current or historical, to support the notion that the Calgary Flames are anything but a lackluster, second rate, bottom feeding franchise with a heritage on par with the likes of the Carolina Hurricanes.

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#50 Lanny
February 21 2009, 05:04PM
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Your all a bunch of losers up in Edm. at least we have been making the play offs, and not hanging on to the past like you guys do. Your 4th line center is MacT!!!!! Lowe wears his flood pants and walks around the rink thinking of the good old days. I sure hope he keeps calling the shots there and leave you losers in medocracy as your winner coach would say. Oh and big Mac. Jerome will whip his ass and wipe it with Jason Gregors penis head

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