Saturday, February 2, 2008

not a whole lot to add

first of all, congrats to MG : the guy is gonna get some dough for writing, and deservedly so...

secondly, there's a lot of talk about dion being close to a contract extension. i'll believe it when it's finalized and formally announced. until then, it's just speculation.

additonally, on speculation, i think someone's gonna get traded before the deadline, but i don't think it'll be tanguay. if tangs gets dealt, i think it will be sometime in the summer. there is no urgency to deal him now, unless we're trying to pick up a REALLY expensive guy, and i'm not even sure if a guy that rich exists [because maths are not my forté, i am hard pressed to figure out exactly how much a guy would be getting paid to put us over the cap for this year....]. i still worry that lombo will be the bait to shake warrener, but we shall see.... no point in worrying about it now.

dallas skates into calgary tonight and i'll be attending. which means i'll get to yell "STARS" twice during the US national anthem (one of my favorite quirks in all of sports) and, with any luck, watch the flames notch another in the win column.... hopefully the boys from the lonestar state have had one too many stops at timmy's enroute between their win in edmonton last night. on the bright side, you can tell there's a chink in the armour: not only did turco not shutout the hapless greasers but he allowed a goal by STORTINI for cryin' out loud... here's to hoping that (bad ?) luck will continue here in cowtown and we'll see some teritary scoring from the godard line.... ;)

by the sounds of it, keenan's recent practices have been pretty fun, and it seems as though the flames are really gelling chemistry-wise. it actually 'feels' like it did around this time last year, with some smiling, joking, and assorted good times behind the scenes. i would like to think that sutter is aware of this and can accept the fact that a light-hearted vibe on the bench is as important as trading up, player-wise. i don't think anyone would argue that, while brad stuart was a better player than andrew ference, that trade really fucked up the magic in flamesville. at the same time, i don't see us winning a cup with hale/eriksson/warrener on the sixth pairing....

anyhoo. GO FLAMES !!!

2 comments:

MetroGnome said...

Thanks for the support. Ironically, Im writing on "fantasy hockey" topics at rototimes, even though Im not winning in ANY of my pools this year. Oh well, hopefully I can fake expertise well enough...

walkinvisible said...

dude, you'll do fine. just don't cut us off... we'll miss you.
:)