Friday, April 11, 2008

game 2 postgame: classic flames hockey

remember when a classic flames' hockey game was fought hard and won in the corners ? back in the sutter-as-coach era and for decades before that ? yeah.... i remember. those were the good ol' days.

in the last couple years (let's call it the playfair era), a "classic" flames game has been defined by taking ridiculous behind-the-play penalties, getting phantom calls against them and losing the game while someone in a flaming C watched from the box. last night's game certainly fit that description 100%.... it was par for the course (and i mean that in the most sarcastic, double-entendre sort of way)....

by the time we started to see the 'payback penalties' called against the sharks in the third period, the damage had already been done... and let's not forget that their PK is hella stronger than our PP...

in saying that, i was quoted as a "calgary flames superfan" in the herald today, which i find rather amusing. it's an article about people who hate the flames in the playoffs.... i was supposed to be the opposing tack. i gave her a few good soundbytes but the one she seemed to like was the one that was most a propos this morning, anyways (and the one that finished off her story):

"I hate to be a naysayer, but the way the Flames have been playing this year, the pain of the post-season shouldn't last too long."

sounds about right to me....

3 comments:

duncan said...

Let's face it, you don't hate to be a naysayer. Naysaying is fun!

Also fun: This whole series, outside of yesterday's second period. Seriously, you have to admit this has gone better than we'd hoped.

walkinvisible said...

you're 100% correct. of the six periods played so far, calgary has looked awfully sound for five of them.... which is promising....

therealdeal said...

We are the superfans!