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01-08-2006, 01:13 AM
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Best shot blocking team?

The flames are them. Serious, who even compares? Who has players that will sacrifice their bodies to block shots like the flames do?

Yelle, Nilson, Donovan, McCarty, Simon, Reinprecht, Lombardi, Amonte, Langkow, Leopold, Regehr, Warriner, Phaneuf, Hamrlik, Ference all get down and block shots.

I think the only flames that do NOT get down to block shots are Hesulius, Kobasew, and Wiemer.


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The Avalanche are pretty damn good at it too.

(Yeah, homer pick. Wanna fight about it?)

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I have yet to see a more self sacrificial team in the NHL than Calgary this season

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Yeah, watching the flames tonight i was very impressed with not only their ability to take a puck to the stomach if need be, but to get up, have a breather, and then go do it again. i don't get flames games often, but if they block consistently on the level they did tonight, i'd have to agree with the original poster.

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Yeah, watching the flames tonight i was very impressed with not only their ability to take a puck to the stomach if need be, but to get up, have a breather, and then go do it again. i don't get flames games often, but if they block consistently on the level they did tonight, i'd have to agree with the original poster.
this my friend, is the little things that win you stanley cups, and why the flames are serious contenders this year.

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I haven't watched them this season, but I remember Tampa was blocking alot of shots last year and that IMO was one of the main reasons they won the cup.

Bertuzzi and D. Sedin helped us out with some shot blocking tonight

RE: Colorado above, Nikolishin (sp?) is looking pretty damn good blocking shots (I think I have the right guy)
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I think the only flames that do NOT get down to block shots are Hesulius, Kobasew, and Wiemer.
I've seen all those players block shots in the past couple games


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Maybe this is only against the Rangers but Tampa Bay is really good. I remember a few years ago the Rangers were the top shot blocking team in the NHL. There were actually stats for that, do you know where that can be found? I'd be interested to see where the Rangers are in that department. Ortmeyer alone probably puts us in the top 10. BTW the Rangers' defense that year stunk, so take the blocked shots for what they're worth.

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I haven't watched them this season, but I remember Tampa was blocking alot of shots last year and that IMO was one of the main reasons they won the cup.

Bertuzzi and D. Sedin helped us out with some shot blocking tonight

RE: Colorado above, Nikolishin (sp?) is looking pretty damn good blocking shots (I think I have the right guy)
Great minds think alike. It's really frustrating, but hey we're 2-0-1 against them this season so it's not all bad.

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Edmonton

It'd be easier to list players who DON'T block shots on Edmonton.

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It'd be easier to list players who DON'T block shots on Edmonton.
Ty Conklin

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It'd be easier to list players who DON'T block shots on Edmonton.
Is Petr Nedved still in Edmonton? If so then how about him?

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Why start a thread when you already know the answer?

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well alfie blocked a monster shot from that........... chara guy i think his name is. that surely would have been a goal had #11 not sacrificed his ribs for the team.

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New York Rangers... I'm serious check out their GAA %.

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Flames are probably the best in this department, but an honourable mention goes out to the Hurricanes. Those guys play extremely well as a team. They block enough shots to drive a man crazy.

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The flames are them. Serious, who even compares? Who has players that will sacrifice their bodies to block shots like the flames do?

Yelle, Nilson, Donovan, McCarty, Simon, Reinprecht, Lombardi, Amonte, Langkow, Leopold, Regehr, Warriner, Phaneuf, Hamrlik, Ference all get down and block shots.

I think the only flames that do NOT get down to block shots are Hesulius, Kobasew, and Wiemer.
After tonights game with the Canucks, I'd have to agree with you on that.

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Is Petr Nedved still in Edmonton? If so then how about him?
Nedved plays for Phoenix now.

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I dont wanna hurt a Flames fans feeling. They seem very grump for some strange reason, but if you ask me, OIlers leads the leauge in blocked shot.

Edmonton Oilers.

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The Flames were very effective tonight in terms of blocking shots (especially Yelle!) but the Oilers have statistically been the best shot blocking team all season. They have placed a heavy emphasis on it in their practices and it has greatly helped them on the penalty kill all season long. Guys like Pronger, Smith, Moreau, Ulanov, Pisani and Reasoner are all machines in terms of blocking shots...

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Remember Dallas 5-6yrs ago when they won the cup? They would block at least 20+ shots a game, that is amazing. This was when they had guys like...

Matvichuk, Hatcher, Muller, and the king of them all Guy Carboneau...this guy was a savage.

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Nedved plays for Phoenix now.
I remembered something about Phoenix, but couldn't remember for sure and thought maybe he played for Phoenix first. Now I remember though. It's easy to remember Sather traded all our players but two to all 6 Canadien team (yes that's a conspiracy theory) and since Edmonton is in Canada and Phoenix isn't, chances are he was in Edmonton first and now is in Phoenix. But I bet he never blocked shots!

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Hey Cerebral, in our annual "random challenge of the <yeah>" I read a heard a very interesting comment about how in the "new NHL" where the battles in front of the net have been taken out of the game, there is a far greater emphasis on the defense shot blocking, and I've really noticed that in both the Flames and Oilers game.

Always curious about your opinion on what you think about that comment.

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