here's my one-liner summation on last night's game:
we played exactly the same as we did in SJ (ie: brutally) except kipper couldn't keep us in it like he did against the sharks, and dying-seconds heroics don't work when you're down by three.
here's my opinion on how the flames start winning games:
sutter needs to trade for a top-four defenseman. BADLY. i have no idea how we afford one but eriksson needs to be relieved of those duties, and (unfortunately) i'm starting to think sarich does too. i'm no longer sure what his problem is but he's begun to make regehr look bad.
the truth is, that we've only got two top four guys, which leaves five defensmen currently fit only for the bottom pairing.... i really don't know how to make our seven guys into a cup winner when three of them are liabilities most nights, as of late [i'm not including hale or aucoin in this because i still think, if kept to a 3rd pairing role, they're valuable].
the biggest concern for me, right now, is that our team has FAR too many players underperforming considering their salaries:
tanguay 5.3 million
aucoin 4 million
sarich 3.5 million
warrener 2.5 million
primeau 1.4 million
16.7 in overspent $$
since we can't shake tangs or aucoin, how 'bout sarich and moss for kaberle ? oh, hell. i'd do it in a heartbeat...