Monday, March 2, 2009

sunday feedback: monday again

well it was no contest last week, really. you all think that rene bourque is the guy we're gonna miss the most down the stretch at 65%. bummer, cause langkow (19%) is the most likely to come back before season's end, and gio (16%) looks the most like mr. bean. ;) i know that gio actually shows up as 15% on the poll, as it stands, but even my crude attempt at mathematics tells me that 65+19+15 doesn't equal 100, so i thought (since it's my poll anyways) i'd give gio that extra point. andre roy got no votes, even though he was the team-leader in goals after the first game and was putting in 6-8 good minutes of hockey a night. oh, and david moss wasn't actually injured when that poll started, but he tried extra hard to reach the IR again last night, blocking a shot on a shift that led to a goal anyways...

as for last night... well, uh... that happened. other than the flames powerplay going 3-3, and jarome getting all of those records out of the way at the same time, it was a total trainwreck. i'm not sure exactly why, but the PK was totally abysmal, the giveaways were horrific, and kipper was a disaster. let's hope that kipper comes back like he used to with a good ol' fashioned shutout following a textbook blowout.


if we're gonna continue to have problems with teams out of the playoff hunt like we did last night, tuesday's game v. ottawa could quickly become embarassing...

6 comments:

duncan said...

Let's be honest here: I've been listening to Charlie Simmer all year, and there's no question that the answer is intensity. If the Flames don't learn to consistently bring the intensity needed to win battles and games, they just have no chance of going deep into the playoffs. It has to be a 110% commitment in every game, they just need to bear down and do what they need to do to win hockey games.

Kent W. said...

Moving their feet. They really, really need to keep moving their feet.

Bodies in front.

Keep it simple.

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walkinvisible said...

are you guys sure ? i've been listening to soundbytes (playfair, regehr etc.) and i thought it was all about tightening up the defense... y'know, the forwards coming back and helping out more, puck support etc.

also fewer giveaways are gonna help.

maimster said...

Pretty sure that to make it deep into the playoffs (I mean DEEP), it's obvious that the part they have to improve is the part that leads to winning games, which is the game winning mentality, so that they can mentally picture winning games, and then they can win games, because that's really the only way they'll go deep in the playoffs. That plus the part that causes SJ/Det to lose in the first round, which of course is them mentally picturing not winning games.

maimster said...

Or maybe it's just solid defense and goaltending, with some timely offense...

walkinvisible said...

.... and good special teams, non ?

;)