Wednesday, February 27, 2008

flames v. avs postgame: hmmmmm....?

well the deadline came and went with nary a peep outta the flaming Cs, which (in my opinion) was probably the right thing to do. the return on a couple of underperforming rentals like huselius and langkow was presumeably minimal, so keeping them for the stretch was surely proper. we don't need to be overly concerned about cap space until the summer, at which time i fully expect daz to make a move or two....

karma bit the flames in the butt last night for the wins last week. the disallowed goal by voros and the two posts hits by detroit came back to haunt the boys, with both lombo and juice ringing iron versus the avs. kipper let in a couple of stinkers, and the penalties on hale in the third (which provided the tying goal) and iggy in OT (which led to the winner) were debateable at best. unfortunately, we all know that a cup-winning team should be able to overcome these things enroute to notching wins...

on the good side, lombardi and boyd were men on a mission. both had more hustle than anyone else wearing red last night and made a solid statement about wanting to play, and wanting to play big minutes. i'm still fully supporting the idea of lombardi playing on the first line (as i have been all year), and i think with iggy and juice's current production somewhere in the depths of a septic tank, now might be the time to do it....

in other news, we shall wait and see if dion gets to sit out a game or two for a debateably dirty hit on ben guite. apparently guite looks like someone who would steal phaneuf's truck from outside a starbucks, and was therefore marked for punishment. i say fair enough. i'm sure dion will get razzed about that by his teammates for eons to come. besides.... who stops for coffee at westbrook mall ??!?!

and finally, in the crowd at the dome last night, i saw a sign that read "vanderneuf." sorta made me smile....

4 comments:

Rob said...

Vanderneuf, that's clever. Dion and the Colin Campbell wheel of justice . . .I don't like our odds here.

awildermode said...

i have said it before...i want to see a Lombardi-Boyd-Iginla line.

Steal Thunder said...

I was thinking that with Conroy leaving the game after getting hit with the puck, that Lombardi might get some prime ice time, but Conroy didn't seem to be missing for all that long...

I'm also waiting on Campbell's decision in regards to Liles' dive that led to the game winning PP marker... Put his name on the list!

So do you go to all the games now that you are out there?

Oh, and the first two letters of my word verification are 'wi' (the last 4 are mkhh, if that means anything to you)...

walkinvisible said...

kfAWM: L/B/I is a bit weird. but H/L/I works. boyd and lombo are centres, so you only need one....

ST: my dad's got seasons. i go to a ton. i'm a very lucky girl....

wimkhh:
walkinvisible might kinda hate hockey.... except that i LOVE hockey....