The W
Views: 107578841
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
10.10.08 0040
The 7 - Hockey - Flames Turnaround Thread
This thread has 1 referral leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(537 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (4 total)
Level: 111

Posts: 355/3504
EXP: 14706342
For next: 162064

Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 656 days
Last activity: 344 days
#1 Posted on 30.6.02 0026.44
Reposted on: 30.6.09 0029.09
I'm a Calgary Flames fanatic. I'll admit it. I chat occationally on as FlamesFAN. I have a problem... I know...

But the Flames won't suck this year.

Rob Niedermayer is signed
Jarome Iginla will sign
Hobey Baker winner Jordan Leopold [Best NCAA Defensemen in last decade] is signed
Chuck Kobasew is signed
Jamie McLennan is signed
Mike Vernon is gone
Igor Kravchuk is gone
Craig Berube is gone

We have better, younger players and mo' money.

Flames for Cup in 2003.

I say this every year, but this is the year!
Promote this thread!
Summer sausage
Level: 46

Posts: 133/443
EXP: 661188
For next: 50591

Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary ... Alberta Canada

Since last post: 3218 days
Last activity: 3218 days
#2 Posted on 30.6.02 1117.22
Reposted on: 30.6.09 1125.55
Sorry man, but I'm a disgruntled former Flames fan, and I can't let this pass. I hate to be negative, but ...

"Rob Niedermayer is signed" 2001 stats -- 57 GP, 6 goals, 14 assists. 6 lousy goals. Rob Niedermayer hasn't had a decent season in 6 years or so ... why will '02-'03 be any different? The only good thing about Rob Niedermayer is his taste in women -- when he played for Florida he dated Niki Taylor (!!!)

"Jarome Iginla will sign." Or Jarome Iginla will hold out like he did the last time his contract ran out, and then he will "regretfully" part ways with the Flames. Honestly, he could get $9 million a year out of the big market American teams ... why would he sign for less in a small Canadian market? The fact that he played for Calgary already cost him the MVP award last year -- the eastern sportwriters just do not vote for western players. Al Macinnis was the best defenseman in the NHL for 5 full seasons in Calgary, and he didn't get the individual recognition he deserved.

"Jordan Leopold is signed". Great name. Maybe one of the best names in pro sports. But he hasn't played a single NHL game yet.

"Chuck Kobasew is signed". Chuck Kobasew is signed??? THE Chuck Kobasew? Wow!!! (Who the fuck is Chuck Kobasew?)

"Jamie McLennan is signed." Please read over the rosters for the Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche, LA Kings, or either of the New York teams, and tell me if McLennan could crack any of their rosters? He's a decent major league player, but only that.

Vernon, Kravchuk and Berube are all gone. Wow, that frees up all of $5 million this year. Or HALF of what Detroit is going to pay their replacement for the Dominator.

Sorry Freeway ... the Flames MAY make the playoffs this year. They MAY pull off an upset over Detroit, Colorado or LA. But that is all ... you might as well hope that the Expos or the Blue Jays will win the World Series. Lower those expectations, and success tastes much sweeter.

El Nastio
Boudin blanc
Level: 93

Posts: 254/2323
EXP: 7930154
For next: 122686

Since: 14.1.02
From: Ottawa Ontario, by way of Walkerton

Since last post: 8 days
Last activity: 18 hours
#3 Posted on 1.7.02 0007.31
Reposted on: 1.7.09 0010.19
Well, they're bound to turn around! They've got CuJo in exchange for an 8th round pick!


As if they'll keep him =)

(edited by El Nastio on 1.7.02 0117)
Level: 111

Posts: 375/3504
EXP: 14706342
For next: 162064

Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 656 days
Last activity: 344 days
#4 Posted on 2.7.02 1720.51
Reposted on: 2.7.09 1729.05
Update: July 2nd

-signed LW Martin Gelinas to a contract
-signed RW Chuck Kobasew to a multi-year deal
-signed C Rob Niedermayer to a contract
-signed D Jordan Leopold to a contract

Thread ahead: Bruins want Selanne
Next thread: Random bitching about the NHL
Previous thread: Free Agency Begins! Yay?
(537 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Flames Coach Greg Gilbert...Angry! - More...
The 7 - Hockey - Flames Turnaround ThreadRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.216 seconds.