Friday, July 31, 2009

interesting, but only to a flames nerd like myself. :)

so i was at the sutterdome last night for a pre-teen rock show, and ran across this little number by the entry to the club seats:


obviously this is a composited shot of the flames' bench, not a photograph, which i found very compelling with it's bizarre mix of old and new.... jamie lundmark and brandon prust (in his old #29, not his new #33) seem like an odd pair of 4th liners to display on one end of the bench.... bertuzzi features prominently as the right hand man of our captain, but on iggy's left is mikael backlund. additionally intriguing is that dion phaneuf (franchise player and longtime flames' posterboy) is absent, replaced by john negrin (of all people). JOHN NEGRIN ??! like, for REAL ? the guy is a heartbeat out of junior and he gets a spot in the composite bench shot ??! that seems... well.... interesting...

but only to a total hockey geek like myself (and probably one or two of you guys as well).

8 comments:

Fort Worth Attorney said...

Cool Pic

walkinvisible said...

thanks, man.
thanks for swingin' by, too... :)

awildermode said...

looks like they are hanging off the door of the car.

buses in calgary should do a big version on the side, if not already...but he players looking forward.

walkinvisible said...

... on the windows ? so it looks like there are players in full uniform riding the bus ?

ps: thanks for commenting... ;)

Greg said...

I like this pic too. I guess I'm a bit of a Flames nerd too! Interesting how Bertuzzi is on there, when he's obviously out the door ("and don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out,"says Sutter). The guy I'm not surprised about is Backlund. We need that kid on the ice for us more this season.

walkinvisible said...

i think backlund could use a year in the AHL to continue development; from my eye, his defensive game is lacking still, and his confidence is pretty shaky....

i wouldn't be surprised to see him come up mid-season as injury replacement if we need it but the dude doesn't even really fit under the cap, currently.... to be exact, he fits under the cap JUST but that would leave DaSu with no room for replacement players in case of injury (a bridge he, unfortunately, crossed at the end of last season, thereby forcing the big club to dress a short bench). i don't see him doing this again ever.

ie: no backlund this year, is my call.

hacker's in said...

Flames nerd/geek in northern N.B. here, but...pre-teen rock show?

walkinvisible said...

blink 182, falloutboy & the all american rejects. the former and latter i actually like, but the middle band's guitar tech is a friend of mine, so i have an excuse to be there, and to hang out after the show....