Flames vs BlackHawks
SNET-W & 960amFan
Flames go in to Chicago with three young guys to spring some juice into the line-up. Backlund makes his season debut after a broken finger injury and is expected to play between Tanguay and Iginla. TJ Brodie may play according to coach Sutter which means Sarich may be the odd man out again on the blue line. Paul Byron the call up for the injured Morrison may play in Chicago with Stajan being the center who sits. Expect Byron to play on the wing to start the game with Horak and Stempniak.
We all know Feaster has been active in the trade market without success so he made changes by bringing in youth. Although two players come in due to injuries, the Flames quickly look smaller and faster.
Chicago is the team many feel are the team to beat. However they have has some serious issues keeping the puck out of their net. The Hawks have allowed the third most goals against in the West, which hopefully continues for the goal scoring struggling Flames.
Bourque heads back to Chicago where he formerly played. This will hopefully spark the big winger into having a good game. Lately he has looked un-interested and sluggish at best; he can’t seem to win battles and is easily shaken off the puck. We will also face against former Flame Montador who is having another solid start to an NHL season with the Hawks.
In conclusion the next three games will be huge for the Flames, they will play against two teams they should beat (Avs & Sens) and if not the shoe may finally drop. Hopefully the addition of the hungry Backlund to the top line will spark Iginla and Tanguay and we see a motivated dominating top line.
News: Niklas Hagman has cleared waivers and will report to the Abbotsford Heat
GO FLAMES GO