GDB 04: THE BATTLE OF ALBERTA

Wanye
January 26 2013 12:11PM

We have a little tradition here at the Nation Network. They who win the Battle of Alberta writes the next GDB on both sites. So buckle up Flames Fans because you are going to get it and we are going to give it to you.

For far too long Edmontonians and Calgarians have battled back and forth with the same old witty jabs and name calling.  Calgary has one Cup - a bra has two. Edmonton has no running water or intelligence of any sort. You have the Stampede, we have a free hot dog lunch in the parking lot of Bonnie Doon shopping mall. Yeah, yeah yeah. We get it.

This time around we are dispensing with the usual insults and getting to the heart of the matter of what is really wrong with you Calgary.

THIS IS US - THIS IS YOU

Oooooh. We get it Calgary. You are the rich neighbours to the South with all of your money and power and fancy high rise buildings. Everyone understands that at some point in the mid 90s all of our businesses picked up and moved down Highway 2. Well guess what? We were like 8 years old when that happened. Didn't care then - didn't care now.

Frankly you did us a favour Calgary. We will never figure out how jedi mind tricked the bulk of our corporate douchebags to pack up their drycleaned belongings and move three hours away but we thank you.

And while we watch the game tonight and see a bunch of non-plussed suit types sitting on their hands in the Saddledome in jerseys that still have their tags on we will thank the Gods that none of them are up here pretending to be Oilers fans anymore.

Good riddance.

US v YOU

Speaking of Flames fans where have they gone? We seem to remember a whole mess of people filing into your Red Mile during your ill fated Cup run. People all over the were quick to cheer for "KIPPPPPERRRRRRRR" and "IGGGGGYYY" and Company. And yet nowdays there don't seem to be nearly as many people up repping the flaming C.

That's probably because the bulk of people following aren't really Flames fans. They are sports consumers. When the milk is fresh you are all happy to have a glass. When the milk goes sour - no one will come within a hundred miles.

Contrast that with Edmonton. We have been drinking sour milk for so long we have developed a taste for it. In fact many of us now prefer it. Doesn't matter if the Oilers finish in last place every year until the end of time. Oilers fans are in the business of living and dying with the team. Anyone with any hockey sense at all would have abandoned this team years ago and yet here we are millions strong all around the world.

And luckily the Oil are on the verge of being awesome. While Calgary is going to gently float down to the bottom of the league until your 33 NTCs expire in 2035.

STILL US STILL YOU

Looking at your roster - who is there even to get excited about?! Iginla in the prime of the twilight of his fine career? Pfft. Steve Begin? Jiri Hudler? Who the hell are any of these old bastards anyway? There is literally not a single player on your entire roster that we could possibly get excited about. Anyone skilled is old. Anyone young is marginal. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

We remember when we were trying to convince ourselves that players like Roman Cervenka were going to be the answer. Our Cervenka had names like Cole and O'Sullivan. We hoped and prayed late into the night that they could find something deep down within themselves and become awesome. And guess what - it didn't work.

It never works. Your roster was built around a core and that core expired about 4 years ago. Now you are like the guy who went all in on a 5-3 offsuit with a hunch "things were going to look better after the flop." Well the flop came up all Kings and now you have nothing left to do but play out your hand.

And lose.

Losers.

AND SO IN CLOSING

There is literally nothing you can do to win this battle Flames fans. Even if the Oilers lose (and they may) they are still the far superior team and we both know it. Even if the Flames win by 10 goals it will be no more satisfying than being given a free shrimp cocktail at a banquet on the Titanic. You are headed to the bottom and everyone on board is starting to sense disaster.

And there isn't an insult in the book you can lob our way that will have any impact. Yes we are  your hillbilly cousins up Highway 2. We are eternal optimists who have had a crap team and lacked the brain stem or the reality check to realize it. Now after being rewarded for coming in last for so long we have an embarassment of riches for a lineup and 18 year old Russian superstars sliding all over while we lose our drunken minds in celebration.

Its all happening up here and nothing is happening down there and you would be madder except that most of your bandwagon jumping fans have left long ago. Perhaps we should lend you the terms "ELPH" and "Shitanusly bad hockey." They got us through some dark days.

Oh and it's Wayne Gretzky's birthday today. Remember him?

GAME DAY PREDICTION: This is as easy to predict as getting some drunk Calgary tramp girl to flash her boobs during the only Cup run Calgarians will witness in the next two decades...Oilers win 5-2.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: One thing Flames and Oiler fans can agree on is it is great not having Mark Lee call the game on HNIC. Also buckle up it could be a long game with Tom Kowal and Greg Kimmerly reffing the game. They are as blind as the guys who thought every Calgary tramp girl who flashed on the red mile was hot.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: During the second period one of the mics at ice level picks up the audio from a conversation between Jarome Iginla and Jordan Eberle.

"Hey Ebs, tell Tambo I'd gladly waive my non-trade clause and come play with you guys." Eberle smiles and replies, "You betcha, but I hope you are okay playing on the 2nd line." Iginla smiles, "No problem, at least I'd have a chance to make the playoffs again." Within moment the Nations blow up with talk of a possible trade. Flames fans start calling him "Judas", while Oiler fans calmly sit back knowing that Iginla speaks the truth.

Thanks to Gregor for giving me his Game Day Predictions

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#301 ChinookArch
January 26 2013, 10:53PM
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Empty netter goes to?

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#302 Smokey
January 26 2013, 10:55PM
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Congrats to Calgary. You were better tonight.

Big Bo was a beast. Whitney and the Schultz had a strong third, but that's about it for the Oil'

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#303 ChinookArch
January 26 2013, 10:55PM
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GlenX

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#304 keilan
January 26 2013, 10:55PM
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Gagner and Smyth should be bagged skated when they get home tonight..

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#305 I tried it at home
January 26 2013, 10:55PM
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Ive watched pretty much the whole game and didnt comment until now. I realise this has no bearing on the overall game, credit where credit is due, the Flames are going hard, BUT as far as the reffing goes, all I'll say about it is; its kinda hard to get anything going when Calgary has 7 men on the ice.

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#306 schevvy
January 26 2013, 10:57PM
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A WIN!!!!

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#307 Kent Wilson
January 26 2013, 10:58PM
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Chances end up 5-3 Flames thanks to the final 20 second push by the Oilers.

Pretty overwhelming win for CGY despite the close score. After the first period the chances were 14-7.

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#308 2:00 AM
January 26 2013, 10:58PM
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Good game CGY, your grey power won the day. Until Next time? I look forward to your GDB article.

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#309 schevvy
January 26 2013, 10:58PM
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Next GDB will be far easier to read! :)

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#310 Smokey
January 26 2013, 10:59PM
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keilan wrote:

Gagner and Smyth should be bagged skated when they get home tonight..

I agree with you until he scores...

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#311 JohnnyFlames
January 26 2013, 11:00PM
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Hey "I tried it at home", how'd you feel about the game?

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DON'T CARE!

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#312 JohnnyFlames
January 26 2013, 11:00PM
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Hey "I tried it at home", how'd you feel about the game?

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DON'T CARE!

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#313 Kodiak
January 26 2013, 11:05PM
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Gagner and Nuge a combined 9 for 30 on the dot, Petry's D coverage and our discipline all extremely brutal tonight. Calgary just wanted it more.

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#314 Oilersfan4
January 26 2013, 11:06PM
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Only 2 players showed up tonight Eberle and J.Schultz.Starting to kinda get worried about the play of Taylor Hall,he's not skating,he just doesn't have the abilities that Eberle or RNH have(although RNH has looked shaky to start the season too).Maybe it's time to shake up the top 2 lines,Maybe put Hemsky/Yakupov with Ebs and Nuge and move Hall to the second line.Just wondering have the OIlers even lead a game in regulation???

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#315 Danger
January 26 2013, 11:07PM
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@Wanye

If that's what $#!+ tastes like, I'll take seconds please.

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#316 DonDon
January 26 2013, 11:07PM
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Actually sickening to say so, but well deserved victory for the Calgary Flames! They put on a clinic for puck control and were bigger, stronger more committed than the Oilers. What were the shots on goal? Calgary 38 Edmonton 18? Calgary players were in setting in front of the Edmonton net all night.

The Oilers' veterans seem to be regressing faster than the young stars are progressing. At this rate, this will be another lost season.

I'm sure the Oilers' coaches won't be happy with their review of the video of tonigth's game.

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#317 Dog Train
January 26 2013, 11:09PM
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The Oilers still haven't figured out what it takes on a night to night basis. Some bad trends early in the season are killing them: - Giving up the first goal in every (first 2 in 3 of the 4 games) - Our 3rd and 4th lines haven't scored and I don't believe that any of them have an even strength point (Belanger's assist on Yak's goal came with the net empty so I'm not counting that) - Not having a lead at any point this season. Kind of hard to win when you always play from behind.

All told, the Flames were better tonight. They still stink, but tonight, they stunk less than we did.

It looked like it was going to be a pretty fast paced gamed in that first period but the Flames tightened up and we didn't adjust. Have to say though, I loved coach K's decision to put Nuge and Eberle out there to kill a penalty in the third. Ebs ended up getting a scoring chance and drawing a penalty. We just didn't do much with it.

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#318 The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33
January 26 2013, 11:10PM
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Crap, now my buddy's in charge of my Facebook status updates for a week. Eatsh!tflames

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#319 Vintage Flame
January 26 2013, 11:11PM
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@DonDon

The Oilers' veterans seem to be regressing faster than the young stars are progressing. At this rate, this will be another lost season.

They were actually talking about that with Tambo on the pre game show on the Fan.

There was a concensus on the panel [not Tambo] that the Oilers vets have to step it up soon as the kids won't be able to carry the team forever.

If the vets don't step up, then they could start to see a slide.. Hmm That sounds like that clip could apply to BOTH teams about the vets anyways.

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#320 The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33
January 26 2013, 11:11PM
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I blame Smtyh, he's my goat.

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#321 schevvy
January 26 2013, 11:11PM
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ONLY A POINT OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS!! Woo!

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#322 Smokey
January 26 2013, 11:11PM
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One Oil positive. Schultz leads NHL defensemen in scoring. We might get a Calder trophy.

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#323 Scary Gary
January 26 2013, 11:13PM
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Dennis wrote:

Illiterate punk? Maybe you meant that instead?

*shrugs*

Suck it Flames!

Hahaha oh oiler fan...literate is quite literally what I meant :) I digress...

Flames win! JayBo cut loose from the Sutter restraints.

Awesome.

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#324 keilan
January 26 2013, 11:18PM
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I don't think I can watch Smyth the remainder of this year and next. My least favorite player in Oilers history, just never pays the price unless he's 6" from the oppositions net and has a chance to get a garbage goal.

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#325 Vintage Flame
January 26 2013, 11:21PM
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keilan wrote:

I don't think I can watch Smyth the remainder of this year and next. My least favorite player in Oilers history, just never pays the price unless he's 6" from the oppositions net and has a chance to get a garbage goal.

Wasn't it Smytty as Edmonton's adopted son, that birthed what is now Oilers Nation?

Hath he now been thrown into exile?

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#326 Hayek
January 26 2013, 11:22PM
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Congrats Calgary, people discounted you guys way too early this year after starting the season on the road.

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#327 DSF
January 26 2013, 11:28PM
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Both Hudler and Cervenka looked great considering it was their first game of the season.

Who could have seen that coming?

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#328 keilan
January 26 2013, 11:31PM
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Vintage Flame wrote:

Wasn't it Smytty as Edmonton's adopted son, that birthed what is now Oilers Nation?

Hath he now been thrown into exile?

Yeah, many in the media and guys that never played the game couldn't wait for his return. Listening to those mouth-pieces gets old.

Congrats to the Flames tonight, much the best tonight!

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#329 Smytty's Jibs
January 26 2013, 11:34PM
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A good game from the Flames. If they could consistently bring that kind of effort out in games that AREN'T BoA's then they would definitely put themselves in contention for the second season.

-Iginla has been my favorite non-Oiler player since as far back as i can remember, and he showed why again tonight. He is, for my money, the perfect hockey player.

-I cant stand Halls play style. He is fast, but his stride looks goofy as hell. He has brutal puck control at high speeds. He falls at least once a shift. And he has gotten into the habit of trying to split defenders-- even when he's going in 1-on-1-- he tries to get between their legs like hes dealing with an Oil City (RIP) floozie on a Saturday night.

- What in the hell is with all of the saucer passes!!!! No team in the NHL " utilizes" this pass more than the Oilers-- or should i say, "the Oilers first line." i will admit that a sweet tape to tape, cross crease sauce is one of the prettiest things in the world, but for every one of those is 50 passes that fly over the target, fall short of the target and bounce over, or flutter off the stick and roll down the ice. I miss the good, hard pass on the ice. Cripes!

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#330 DoubleJ
January 26 2013, 11:49PM
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We need a actuall bottom six on this team. Seriously nothing happens when they're on the ice. Kruger needs to actually mix it up when things are not going well. When there's no shots on net for more then ten minutes. Maybe tweak a line or two? Not impressed with the coaching so far.

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#332 Oilersfan4
January 27 2013, 12:00AM
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Smytty's Jibs wrote:

A good game from the Flames. If they could consistently bring that kind of effort out in games that AREN'T BoA's then they would definitely put themselves in contention for the second season.

-Iginla has been my favorite non-Oiler player since as far back as i can remember, and he showed why again tonight. He is, for my money, the perfect hockey player.

-I cant stand Halls play style. He is fast, but his stride looks goofy as hell. He has brutal puck control at high speeds. He falls at least once a shift. And he has gotten into the habit of trying to split defenders-- even when he's going in 1-on-1-- he tries to get between their legs like hes dealing with an Oil City (RIP) floozie on a Saturday night.

- What in the hell is with all of the saucer passes!!!! No team in the NHL " utilizes" this pass more than the Oilers-- or should i say, "the Oilers first line." i will admit that a sweet tape to tape, cross crease sauce is one of the prettiest things in the world, but for every one of those is 50 passes that fly over the target, fall short of the target and bounce over, or flutter off the stick and roll down the ice. I miss the good, hard pass on the ice. Cripes!

I couldn't agree with you more about your Taylor Hall rip.He's brutal and way over rated.Ebs and RNH skills are by far more superior.I'm starting to think we should of took Tyler instead of Taylor.

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#333 keilan
January 27 2013, 12:09AM
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Oilersfan4 wrote:

I couldn't agree with you more about your Taylor Hall rip.He's brutal and way over rated.Ebs and RNH skills are by far more superior.I'm starting to think we should of took Tyler instead of Taylor.

I was hoping they would have taken Sequin but hopefully Hall will develop into an elite player....

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#334 marcus
January 27 2013, 12:41AM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

Chances end up 5-3 Flames thanks to the final 20 second push by the Oilers.

Pretty overwhelming win for CGY despite the close score. After the first period the chances were 14-7.

Sounds about right. And Eberle is a the only thing worse than a 'nucks fan. A dive.

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#335 bookofloob
January 27 2013, 01:19AM
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hey guys

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#336 Bonvie
January 27 2013, 01:19AM
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@keilan

I sure wasn't. Hall is already an elite player, and in the next 44 games watch him carefully to see why. He is having such a slow start he only has a point per game and a +3.

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#337 Doug Diggler
January 27 2013, 01:25AM
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Went to the game tonight, not much good other then Don Cherry wearing the best plaid suit i have ever seen!

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#338 Oilertown
January 27 2013, 01:28AM
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Bonvie wrote:

I sure wasn't. Hall is already an elite player, and in the next 44 games watch him carefully to see why. He is having such a slow start he only has a point per game and a +3.

He has to stop trying that damn toe drag around a defender tho just try something else if its not working or atleast shoot the damn thing.

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#339 Oilers89
January 27 2013, 01:55AM
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Hall will be fine. This discussion seems to happen at the start of every season. "Hall is trying to go through 3 players and keeps losing it... Hall is a turnover machine." Don't worry when he gets warmed up he is easily our best player night in and night out. THIS HAPPENS EVERY YEAR, DON'T WORRY. lol

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#340 Oilers89
January 27 2013, 02:11AM
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Secondly. The flames deserved this one. The officiating was in my opinion biased and brutal but the flames deserved it. The flames get up for the BOA every time. The oilers are still learning to play consistently and as they mature we will see them getting up as well, and when that happens the flames will be in trouble.

The question, however, is when will they figure it out? Also, why does it seem like it is usually the vets that can't get up? They should know how to play consistently in this league by now. The kids are being handicapped still it appears as they have to perform a minor miracle to drag the vets to a win.

With all that said, this was one game (San Jose was brutal for a period also), but after their next game we could very easily be singing a different tune (see comments after LA game). Don't get too excited or too angry. One game the oilers can be superman and the next game they are nothing, but that's the way young teams go.

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#341 michael
January 27 2013, 08:03AM
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The Oilers forgot last night where the net was and paid for it with a loss. Calgary on ther hand was rewarded for going to the net and shooting at the net.

Positives. DD was solid. Easily could have gotten out of control.A couple of lucky breaks with one bouncing off his skate and not deflecting into the net. That 4 th goal he was hung out to dry.Great play by the Flames.

PP was effective once again scoring 2 goals.

RNH looks like he has adjusted back to the NA time zone. He and Ebs and Hall were a threat all night.Missing several chances by fractions.With J.Shultz on the backend its like having a 4th forward on the rush. Teams will be surprised. The result fot J.Shultz may be a Karlson like season.

MP. Needs to go through people. But I like what I am seeing. Confidence is slowly returning.

The ugly. Face offs. 5-5. Hits? Any one see Calgary paying the price for going to the net? Hordichuk played like what a minute in the game. Found that disconcerting. He needs to be on the ice in a game like that. BTW anyone see Whitney? The guy looks like he does not want the puck. Its like a grenade every time it is on his stick,He can't get rid of it fast enough. I'd make a move with him sooner than later if I was Tambo.

Lastly. If I were making changes I would move Hemsky down with Smyth and Horcoff. And move MP up with Yak and Gagner.

Hemsky has been flying. Horcoff and Smyth both look like they are still getting their legs. Meanwhile Gagner and Yak have found chemistry. Adding MP's speed to that line will force the D to give space on the entry zone. Hemsky we all know looks to pass first and shoot later. Its like having 2 centers on one line when he is with Gagner. Horcoff though he plays a center position ,plays more effectively with Hemsky.As proven in the past. He and Smyth both have had good results in the past while on a line with Hemsky. Smyth and Horcoff both are willing to go the net where it opens up space on the perimeter where Hemsky is most effective. Hemsky's speed makes up for any defensive liability in the offensive zone that is created when Smyth and Horcoff collapse to the net.

Playing MP with Gagner and Yak I think will elevate MP's game even more. Partly out of necessity and partly because of the talent that he will be asked to play with.It also would move Yak over to his natural position.MP is a guy with talent.Renney's coaching last year IMO took his confidence level don several notches. I think MP question himself whether he could play in the NHL. What I am seeing is a player who under RK is regaining his confidence. His skating is there. His will to get the puck is there. The offense will come. He has the skills. He needs a soft hand with the kind of teaching that RK has provided. Ask a little more of him overtime.Polish and reinforce the positives.I think we'll see MP by the end of the year become the player we all know he is.Time and patience with this kid is what I am preaching. There is a player there.

We need to balance the "scoring/talent".

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#342 mr_nihilism
January 27 2013, 08:51AM
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The Flames wanted the win more it seems. That toothless wonder, (Cammalleri or whoever) looked like he was having the time of his life playing the BOA.

It sickens me, but Calgary deserved the win.

Good news is we won't have to play them again for a while.

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#343 rinkrat Brown
January 27 2013, 09:04AM
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@ChinookArch

Boys agains men AND a crew of officiating clowns back for a rerun of last game. We get no call as Backlund mugs Dubnyk to score Calgary's first. In the third, a Flame bounces off a perfectly placed and balanced Horcoff and falls into his own goalie for an interference call that negates a PP. Taylor Hall, on a PP rush is so obviously tripped that you could hear the Saddledome go quiet with disappointment as they anticipate a 5-on-3 Edmonton PP. Apparently no longer a penalty.

Oiler bench must have swallowed hard when they read that those Magoos were going to be bumbling through a second game in a row.

Having vented that, the Flames outplayed the Oilers pretty badly all night. Our two local boys led the attack. Iginla and Bouwmeister.. sigh...

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#344 Neal
January 27 2013, 10:13AM
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What I hate most is when our boys lose because the other team wanted it more and worked harder for it.

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#345 seve927
January 27 2013, 11:06AM
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rinkrat Brown wrote:

Boys agains men AND a crew of officiating clowns back for a rerun of last game. We get no call as Backlund mugs Dubnyk to score Calgary's first. In the third, a Flame bounces off a perfectly placed and balanced Horcoff and falls into his own goalie for an interference call that negates a PP. Taylor Hall, on a PP rush is so obviously tripped that you could hear the Saddledome go quiet with disappointment as they anticipate a 5-on-3 Edmonton PP. Apparently no longer a penalty.

Oiler bench must have swallowed hard when they read that those Magoos were going to be bumbling through a second game in a row.

Having vented that, the Flames outplayed the Oilers pretty badly all night. Our two local boys led the attack. Iginla and Bouwmeister.. sigh...

Well thought-out, unbiased arguments. Reffing was brutal, but I'm not going to say Glencross didn't deserve a penalty for running over Dubnyk. Backlund didn't mug anybody on that goal - when the puck is in the crease everybody has the right to go after it. WTF did Eberle trip over to put Giordano in the box? Gio held his stick strong on the puck, Eberle tried to lift it, couldn't, and fell over. How do you get a tripping penalty without touching somebody's legs? Brutal.

You'd better come up with some better excuses, it's looking like it's going to be another long year up north.

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#346 Jeff In Lethbridge
January 27 2013, 11:29AM
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Well, first 200 or so posts seem to point out how bad and old and slow and sure to lose the Flames are... then all you hear from Oiler fan's from that point is how the refs and NHL are against Edmonton.

Great Game - ended with the better team winning. Meanwhile, Oiler fans will continue to rave about how great they were, and how great they will become...

#aBenchNeeds20players

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#347 michael
January 27 2013, 11:45AM
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Jeff In Lethbridge wrote:

Well, first 200 or so posts seem to point out how bad and old and slow and sure to lose the Flames are... then all you hear from Oiler fan's from that point is how the refs and NHL are against Edmonton.

Great Game - ended with the better team winning. Meanwhile, Oiler fans will continue to rave about how great they were, and how great they will become...

#aBenchNeeds20players

The Flames now officialy have one win on the season. like thier CUP total. One

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#348 Baalzamon
January 27 2013, 11:55AM
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Flames: 35. Oilers: 20.

That's the game right there.

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#349 Oilers89
January 27 2013, 12:20PM
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seve927 wrote:

Well thought-out, unbiased arguments. Reffing was brutal, but I'm not going to say Glencross didn't deserve a penalty for running over Dubnyk. Backlund didn't mug anybody on that goal - when the puck is in the crease everybody has the right to go after it. WTF did Eberle trip over to put Giordano in the box? Gio held his stick strong on the puck, Eberle tried to lift it, couldn't, and fell over. How do you get a tripping penalty without touching somebody's legs? Brutal.

You'd better come up with some better excuses, it's looking like it's going to be another long year up north.

The officiating was terrible. My brother (who is a Canucks fan) was disgusted by the bias the officials showed. The backlund goal should never count; gagner's goal got waived off against LA for far less goalie interference. If you can skate into the opposing goalie and push him back in his net like that then every team would do it to get easy goals. The giordano penalty was not a penalty but that was the only time last night that the refs blew a call against the flames.

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#350 David S
January 27 2013, 01:41PM
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Just pushin' this b!tch to 350.

Game sucked. Young guys are carrying the load. On nights like these it would have been nice to have some vets show up on the score sheet.

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