wtf is up with keenans decision making.. conroy on the first line? benching boyd for prust? pardy on the first d line? (he played good in the first game, but first line? thats a bit of a stretch, even with regehr coming back from injury) and its still mind boggling that glencross isnt playing with cammy and lombo.. i mean, was it just me or didnt they have great chemistry in the preseason?
People are pretty upset already. I am excited to see how they react. This will be the first opportunity they have to face adversity. That can pull a team together. They sure had a bit of a reality check. Should be a good lesson and a rallying point for them.
One other thing, the Flames don't need an injection of offence, they need some toughness. I don't know if you guys noticed or not, but they were outhit and outhustled by Vancouver. That is why Keenan's lineup looks like that.
Your boys will do better tonight. I can't see Iginla not rallying the team after a bad loss. At the very least, Iginla is in and of himself a game changer. If he plays as well as he can he is a machine.
It looks as if the Flames are getting the same "iron Mike" results as we did few years back. Id be concered if i were you.
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I'm going to wait until the season ends before I pass judgment on Keenan. Last year's playoff exit was nothing to be ashamed about. If we don't make it past the first round or don't make the playoffs all together, Mike Keenan has to go.
Honestly tonight i think the game will be much tighter and very close but i dont think calgary can pull out the win. First off kipper always seem's to suck against the canucks and add the fact that kipper and the team are slow starters it does not look good.
But i wouldnt look to much into these games in october for you guys. You always seem to have horrible records in october and then bam 10 wins in a row. I think if calgary still starts to play bad in november then i really think its time to fire him and bring back sutter to the bench.
I really hope all the canadian teams make the playoffs even the leafs it would be a dream as long as its not of the expense of the canucks.
Good luck this season but your going down tonight!!!!