Let's see how the Blazing Saddles are doing: As the name suggests, I loaded up on Flames (and former Flames), so the entire fate of the squad rests on their shoulders. Jarome Iginla [8g-11a], Matthew Lombardi [6g-5a], Craig Conroy [1g-10a], Shean Donovan [8g-2a; Bench], Jordan Leopold [3g-7a] & Toni Lydman [2g-6a] represent the current Flames, while Martin St. Louis [5g-13a] & Derek Morris [3g-8a] are the ex-Flames. Federov and Arnott [21 & 20 points] are doing alright. Giguere is sucking it up, but I haven't the heart to get rid of him. Same with Theodore. Once a guy gets some hardware, they're stuck.
Still, second last ain't bad.
FLAMES: 12-8-1-3; 28pts SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS: 5 Remain [Darrah, Jon, Sandra, Burton & Lillian] TOP 10 FILMS OF 2003 [So Far]: Mystic River, Lost In Translation, Finding Nemo, Seabiscuit, Kill Bill V1, X2: X-Men United, Open Range, Pirates of the Caribbean, Matchstick Men & The Last Samurai
Depends on the arena. At Royals games, right-up-against-the-boards is a terrible place to be, because the plexiglass partitions are fuzzy -- if you're sitting across from one set of face-off circles, the far end of the rink is just a blur.