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07-02-2008, 02:46 PM
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We need help help up front(To much help)

The signing that Sutter has done so far are for 3rd or 4th line guy. We need a top 6 forward or we are in trouble.

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07-02-2008, 02:50 PM
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Lots of time before the season starts.

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07-02-2008, 03:07 PM
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Lots of time before the season starts.
lots of time, but options are quickly disappearing... might have to trade for one.

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Too early to be getting concerned about this. Sutter said he's not done yet if he can upgrade during the summer, via trades.

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hey at least we are faster

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If only we tossed up 4.25 per year for Michael Ryder.


Seeing the going rate for average forwards, I think we've doged a bullet by avoiding the early free agent onslaught.

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07-02-2008, 06:42 PM
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What is wrong with seeing what the kids can do? I really wouldn't be surprised if what we see now is what we'll see in October and I'm fine with that.

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If only we tossed up 4.25 per year for Michael Ryder.


Seeing the going rate for average forwards, I think we've doged a bullet by avoiding the early free agent onslaught.


My thoughts exactly.

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What is wrong with seeing what the kids can do? I really wouldn't be surprised if what we see now is what we'll see in October and I'm fine with that.

Exactly. I am fine with letting Boyd, Moss or Bourque develop and seeing what they can do on the 2nd line. Don't like the idea of going out and overpaying for some forward who we'll probably regret signing.

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07-02-2008, 08:58 PM
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What is wrong with seeing what the kids can do? I really wouldn't be surprised if what we see now is what we'll see in October and I'm fine with that.
Don't be complaining in April when instead of another first round disappointment we are watching from the outside then

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07-02-2008, 09:09 PM
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Don't be complaining in April when instead of another first round disappointment we are watching from the outside then
Honestly Lunatik, I'm both excited and quite scared of that happening however, a bunch of young guys, is also very refreshing.

I really believe that the Flames will be BETTER after this season, not WORSE by these moves Sutter has made to surround the core even if they take a step back.

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07-02-2008, 09:39 PM
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Honestly Lunatik, I'm both excited and quite scared of that happening however, a bunch of young guys, is also very refreshing.

I really believe that the Flames will be BETTER after this season, not WORSE by these moves Sutter has made to surround the core even if they take a step back.
what did the Flames do to get better? Cammy for Tanguay?... the defense is the same... the top 6 is weaker... we might get more scoring from our 3rd and 4th lines though... which won't matter since they will be just as skilled as our 2nd line... Sutter also paid as much for McElhinney as he could have had Cujo for... we all know in January he is going to make a trade for abackup because McElhinney will be disappointing.... Sutter better make a trade for a top 6 forward or this team is ****ed plain and simple...

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07-02-2008, 09:43 PM
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Don't be complaining in April when instead of another first round disappointment we are watching from the outside then

To quote someone in another thread:


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Shut the **** up and see how the dominoes fall during the summer. You don't know what a team will look like 3 months before opening night.


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07-02-2008, 09:55 PM
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I honestly believe this team is much better now that it was at the start of the 07/08 season.

Mark my words, the Flames will run away with the division.

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what did the Flames do to get better? Cammy for Tanguay?... the defense is the same... the top 6 is weaker... we might get more scoring from our 3rd and 4th lines though... which won't matter since they will be just as skilled as our 2nd line... Sutter also paid as much for McElhinney as he could have had Cujo for... we all know in January he is going to make a trade for abackup because McElhinney will be disappointing.... Sutter better make a trade for a top 6 forward or this team is ****ed plain and simple...
The Flames will have to revert back to when they played better defensively and they have get some more out of their bottom six. This is not going to be the same team we all saw the last two seasons. Honestly I have no expectations for the Flames next year, they can either win the division as they can miss the playoffs, who can really say until we see this team play. All these signing have been to help the bottom six add youth grit and speed, guys who will backcheck and forecheck! Damn it Lunatik is is so wrong for one to want to take that risk for once and let the kids play.


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I notice with Flames Fan they are never happy with the direction of the team. In 2003/2004 season it was scoring problem which Sutter helped fix. Then it was lack of defense which he fixed. Now people complain that Sutter is not letting younger players play. Sutter is now going with younger players and people now complain about the way he is making the team younger. Since Sutter became GM he has not used much of his prospect as he did not have much when he became GM and now he created a good crop of prospect that he is now using. Also he traded for some good prospect and younger player so that he can let some of his prospects have a chance to improve in the minors that way they can be ready to play for the team. My question to all Flames fan what do you want Sutter too do to this team make them a good young team surrounded by good vets, more of a young team with one or two good vets or be like Edmonton and be mostly young players?

My opinion I like the direction that Sutter is going. He has created a good nucleus of vet players at reasonable salary (Iginla, Phanuef, Kipprosuf, Regehr, Aucoin, Sarich and now Cammalleri) and are surrounding them with good team prospect and young players he got via trade. In a few years some of younger guys will turn into vets and maybe help the team win a cup.

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07-02-2008, 10:43 PM
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at that point Sutter hadn't filled the rosters with 3rd liners... IMO he needs to take a chance on an overpaid top 6 forward if the other team will take a salary dump in return

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The Flames will have to revert back to when they played better defensively and they have get some more out of their bottom six. This is not going to be the same team we all saw the last two seasons. Honestly I have no expectations for the Flames next year, they can either win the division as they can miss the playoffs, who can really say until we see this team play. All these signing have been to help the bottom six add youth grit and speed, guys who will backcheck and forecheck! Damn it Lunatik is is so wrong for one to want to take that risk for once and let the kids play.
but they arent to help the bottom 6... if thats the case we have 8 or 9 guys fighting for the bottom 6 spots

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but they arent to help the bottom 6... if thats the case we have 8 or 9 guys fighting for the bottom 6 spots
Or those 8 or 9 guys can fight for 1 or 2 spots in the top 6. With the cap and over-inflation teams need to promote from within at times, an overpayment for a percieved 2nd liner right now could put us in some real trouble in the future.

The way I see it, the NHL cap has to correct itself eventually, like within the next 5 years when alot of these huge contracts are still floating around. Do we want Malone or Roloston on the team then? I would rather roll the dice with guys stepping up for this year than handcuff overselves from being able to do something when the market looks better.

Its not a fast track to the Stanley Cup, but it could be a blessing in surprise. I don't want to sound like a super-fan who thinks we can do no wrong, but I'm fairly certain the addition of Ryan Malone wasn't going to win us a Cup.

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Or those 8 or 9 guys can fight for 1 or 2 spots in the top 6. With the cap and over-inflation teams need to promote from within at times, an overpayment for a percieved 2nd liner right now could put us in some real trouble in the future.

The way I see it, the NHL cap has to correct itself eventually, like within the next 5 years when alot of these huge contracts are still floating around. Do we want Malone or Roloston on the team then? I would rather roll the dice with guys stepping up for this year than handcuff overselves from being able to do something when the market looks better.

Its not a fast track to the Stanley Cup, but it could be a blessing in surprise. I don't want to sound like a super-fan who thinks we can do no wrong, but I'm fairly certain the addition of Ryan Malone wasn't going to win us a Cup.
but Hagman @ 3 million would have been affordable... he also plays a style of game that would have fit in well with the team... and he would bring top 6 ability

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but Hagman @ 3 million would have been affordable... he also plays a style of game that would have fit in well with the team... and he would bring top 6 ability
Wait did the Flames make an offer to Hagman? Did Hagman want to play for Calgary Flames?

Lunatik if needed Sutter will find someone for the top six and I would bet that it would be done by trade not a UFA signing, IMO.

Really can't we just wait until after training camp before we all start wringing our hands and bemoaning our fate!

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what about jason williams coming to cowtown

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what about jason williams coming to cowtown
No thanks, as seen on the thread I want our kids and the new kids get get a chance first.

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No thanks, as seen on the thread I want our kids and the new kids get get a chance first.
who should we bring in then

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who should we bring in then
Why should we just bring someone in? Why not wait and see what happens, Sutter will be kicking tires all summer I have no doubt so maybe we'll see a trade for someone more "top six".

Although if I could have the choice it would be Mietinen silly.

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