Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bring on Chicago

Bring on the CHAMPS!

Opportunity: a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success.

With the Flames playing 8 out of their next 10 games at home, they have exactly that; a great opportunity!

When the Stanley Cups champion Blackhawks come to the Dome on Monday, they will face a Flames club that feels good and is confident. With a regulation win, the Flames will be in a playoff spot and will make a small gap between them and the Hawks. Now we all know how tight this Western Conference is but with all the Flames home games in February and the way the guys have been playing, one can’t help but be excited and be optimistic that come trade deadline day (Feb. 28th) this club could actually be holding down 5th or 6th place. But off course they would have to go out and continue to actually play to their ability. We all have seen this team not play to their potential; I just hope that has changed.

If this team is indeed in 6th place come Feb. 28th I would believe Jay Feaster will be a very quiet man on the market. I am sure if a deal presented itself that made sense and possibly sends a large contract out (Bourque & Stajan) that it won’t hurt the team, I believe that he will make that move. But I also cannot see Jay spending and offering what little young assets we have along with draft picks that we have to land a big name player. He may just leave this team together and let them take a run at it and will re-adjust in the offseason, hopefully bringing in youth and speed.

With ten games left before the trade deadline and eight games being at home anything less than 13 out of a possible 20 points will be considered a fail. With games this month against Chicago, Anaheim, Colorado, Dallas, San Jose and St. Louis in that stretch, the opportunity is there! Now we cheer them on and hope they do what we all see they can!


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