If the Calgary Flames do any buying this deadline, Jay really should be fired. First of all, the prospect cupboard: Feaster has already told everyone that most of the prospects are in the system. So trading any of them would be very detrimental, to the future of the Flames.
The Flames are playing the best they have all year. They have been doing everything they can do to make the playoffs, and doing it right. That really tells me that just maybe they should not mess with anything.
A good example of how good this team is playing was the first period in Colorado. Moss opens the scoring putting it 1-0. Babs wires a howitzer to put it 2-0. Iggy then puts it 3-0 on a great pass from Bourque. Glencross puts it 4-0 on the powerplay. The goal of the night came from Olli as Glencross set him up on a great give-and-go. The line of Moss, Olli, and Glencross put the period together like no other I have seen all year. All three got three points in the first period, as the Flames ripped five first period goals. Olli was the victim of a knee-on-knee by Dupis. There is no need for this crap. It was totally uncalled for in this league. Olli ties a Flames record of 4 points in one period.
The first period was the best period of the season. The Flames did nothing wrong throughout the first. They were skating like I have never seen them before. The problem is that the Flames really did waste the second period. Kipper was awesome. He made several saves, to hold the score to 5-1. I know the score was still not close, but it worries me that they wasted a period.
The Flames regrouped in the third. It was like watching a boys vs men game. They continued to dominate the Avs. The most important impressive stat in this game is that the Flames never let up in the third period. The Flames get a sixth goal by Tangs, a seventh by Glencross, and an eighth by Iggy. Then Bourque steals the puck and sets Stajan up with a perfect pass, and the Flames put it 9-1. It was just one of those nights The Flames score the most goals of the season in a rout 9-1.
This is the Olli that we thought we had when we acquired him from the Coyotes. He has been one of the best forwards on the team.
Curtis is on a five-game goal streak. He is playing the best hockey of his career. He is on a career high -- each time he scores it is a career high. He is skating like his life depends on it.
He scored two goals again tonight.
Iggy rips his fourth two-goal game of the season. He was a leader again tonight. He was terrific again tonight.