Sunday, November 27, 2011

Game Day Write Up

Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild

“The Grey Cup Edition”

4pm SNET-Flames & Fan960


Flames Lines:

Glencross Jokinen Iginla

Tanguay Horak Bourque

Kostopoulos Stajan Jackman

Comeau Backlund Stempniak

D-Pairings

Giordano Hannan

Butler Bouwmeester

Smith Brodie

Kiprusoff

Looks like Sarich, Morrison and Leblond get to sit tonight. Another game for Comeau; I believe as he gets more comfortable we will see that Blake Comeau was a great addition.

The Wild have been good this season and although they have the third worst goals for in the Western conference, they are getting great goaltending. The Wild have changed and are no longer that boring team that we can steal two points from. The Flames will be in tough and we all know how this team hates playing at odd start times.

Calgary has to start finding the back of the net; we now have the second fewest goals for, only ahead of the Islanders. I look at guys like Bourque and Iginla, both have been terrible. Bourque is on pace for 4 assists this season. That to me is a clear sign of his lack of puck possession plays and lack of drive to use his big frame to head to the net.

I am not sure this season is salve able anymore, but if it is we have to now start scoring and stringing together some wins; otherwise Feaster may have to begin his “yard sale” winter style.

Rumours:

I know rumours keep floating around and although Iginla’s name is right in the middle, do not expect him dealt just yet.

Reality is that he makes that decision and Feaster has said that he wants Iginla part of the solution moving forward.

If this team was to start “cleaning house” which I believe it may still be a little bit early; they will have to wait until closer to the trade deadline to gain the best return possible.

It’s safe to say if Feaster could work out a deal to have Bourque & Stajan’s contract gone he would do it in a heartbeat. Bourque could have some value but teams are looking to send a contract back CGY’s way and Feaster is hoping to subtract not swap.

Feaster also was quoted “We want Byron back up soon, I will be working hard to create a roster spot” If that is the case he will need to open up more than one; Moss is getting closer to returning and same goes for Carson.

In terms of rumours with names attached I do not have anything legit. But could the Oilers and Flames be making another deal soon?

GO FLAMES GO

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