this was not a good game.
the flames dominated in the first but left the ice after twenty down a goal.
we went up two in the third and allowed an AHL team (essentially.... sorry, jason) claw back for a tie.
and speaking of ties ?
i blame this one on playfair...
did you SEE that outfit ? if there is any merit to the "flames lose when playfair looks like he shops at the sally ann" theory, i predicted a loss the moment he stepped out into the bright saddledome lights... holy crap. what the hell was THAT ?? hideous. i'm seriously considering taking up a "playfair needs a new suit" fund.
who's in ?
aside from his attire, ol'jimmy made me squirm in frustration numerous times during last night's game from his coaching. iggy started the game with lombo and tangs. ten minutes into the second period, he's playing with yelle and friesen. a few minutes later he's back on with tanguay, but now langkow is at centre (can't we leave the second line well enough alone ???). i'm all for double shifting our captain when he's having a good night (which he wasn't), but can we not try setting some lines and let them play together for more than a period ??
and maybe it's just me but zyuzin [who went off with injury, btw, after blocking a shot] should not be playing big boy PP or PK minutes, and tony amonte has no business being on the ice with one minute to go in a tie game. NONE. i don't care how tired Juice is, if the guy's got four points on the night, he's skating in the final seconds... and if you examine the shift chart, he was defnitely due for some ice... but playfair chose amonte...
this guy has GOT to go. too bad sutter likes him. or doesn't feel like coaching anymore. cause now is the time and there is no other coach that can come in this late in the game. get rid of 'im or we're SUNK in the playoffs...
that should not have been such a tight game.