Friday, September 26, 2008

flames pregame/postgame: *yawn*

right.
okay.
i don't mind the coyotes and i don't mind the panthers, but i'm bored already. last night's rematch reminded me a lot of the game in winterpeg, albeit almost entirely different players: the flames fought hard for the duration and came out on top.

it's hard to add much when you're guessing how things looked on the ice, having listened to the peter maher/rob kerr broadcast, but i figure that kipper was mostly untested but looked solid when he had to. i'm guessing that backlund had a great game but not great enough to avoid a trip back to sweden, with a team-high 3 giveaways. add that to a pretty tight roster, with no room up the middle in the top six after good showings by langkow, iginla, cammalleri and boyd. i'm presuming chucko will be the next brent krahn. i'm thinking eriksson's going to the QC and negrin's going back to kootnay.

and i'm also sortof guessing that my boy johnny armstrong might have gotten himself promoted to the AHL.... the fan 960 announcers were absolutely MELTING over him...

and on to the panthers (again). perhaps the flames' faithful will get a good look at mccabe's double cheeks and zednik's neck. we'll see....

it was nice catching up with a good chunk of the flames blogosphere last night on the open ice hits fantasy pool. my team, the screaming dobermans, had an unfortunate drafting mishap (finger, anyone ?) but still looks interesting, young, and promising.... jordan staal's just got to have a helluva year....

;)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didnt hear the broadcast, when you say the broadcasters were melting all over Johnny , good or bad.

hellohockeyfans said...

I think she means good - like a gold diggger over a rich guy good.

walkinvisible said...

good like he was hot and they were butter....

hellohockeyfans said...

This is getting too homoerotic for my button-down, hetero-normative sensibilities.