“Flames will also because they are out-gunned, out-manned and WAAAAAAY out-coached by San Jose.” —Wanye Gretz April 8, 2008
Ah Calgary. You must be sitting there in your snow-capped ivory tower wondering what exactly just happened to your beloved Flames. Allow us to shed some light on the situation, in case any of you missed what happened in the first round, and are looking on the OilersNation for an update for some strange reason.
You lost in seven games to the Sharks. That makes one time in the past 16 years you have advanced to the second round.
That’s right. Give yourselves a hand.
Iginla may have had nine points, but didn’t lead you to victory like a real game-changing franchise player should be able to do.
Phaneuf may have had seven points in seven games, a creased caveman forehead and his Hummer stolen this season, but now he can sit on the sidelines like the rest of the Flames and wonder about another one of those little losses in life.
Kiprusoff posted a sterling 3.21 GAA, and was pulled in Game 7 by a classless Mike Keenan in favour of his 84-year-old backup. He seems to be responding well to Keenan’s coaching doesn’t he?
Mike Keenan coached like a man who once hired his current boss to work for him, and isn’t scared about his job security in the least. He acts with so little regard for your franchise or his players, that we are considering naming him an honorary member of the OilersNation for the destruction he is causing to the Flaming C…
Yanking Kiprusoff in Game 7 was absolutely retarded, and he can wonder all off-season about the level of dedication Kipper will be putting into his off-ice training. ‘Cause it will be real motivation to pump iron and come back strong next year knowing his coach has so little faith in him that he would rather pull him in Game 7, instead of letting him play himself to the end of the series like a goaltender of his calibre deserves.
Yup, it should be a good off season in Calgary knowing that you can basically look forward to the exact same team, only crappier and more expensive next year. As you may or may not know all of the following players are up for contracts this summer:
It should be interesting to see which players want to come back and play for Iron Mike, and the shot at a first round loss next year.
Kisses and Hugs,