11/3/13 Hawks vs Flames: The Roof, the Roof, the Roof is Slightly Aflame
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11-03-2013, 05:39 PM
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This is one of those BS cliches that can't be proved or disproved, so fans irrationally cling to this idea to convince themselves that the team they root for is noble and "plays the right way".
As a fan watching this team since '81, it is absolutely true. The biggest annoyance about the Flames since the '04 'magic run' was their efforts. They took entire games off, not just periods or shifts. I haven't seen this consistent of an effort since the year Calgary made the finals nearly a decade ago.
Besides, how else do you explain it? This team is not very talented. 'Deep' (relatively) on the forwards, but no high-end talent or game-breakers. They are just finding a way to win by the sheer will of it.
Should be a fun game to watch. Flames are very aggressive on the forecheck and backcheck, and have a lot of speed. Chicago will win it unless they have a 'let-down' game or take them too lightly. Will be fun to watch anyways (unless Chicago decides to blow us out.. those are never fun to watch as a fan of the team getting blown out).
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