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Old 10-08-2021, 02:06 PM
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Smile FLAMES 2021-22. Our time has not come

Have to say this is the most bleak i have felt being a flames fan from inception. Mediocrity will continue. Expect our goal tending and Sutter hockey to be boring yet should be in most games. We like doing draft picks in the range of 8-10 in division. Never moves the needle.

Flames fans are second least optimistic in the NHL per (Athletic) with Buffalo getting the number one slot. She’s going to be a long year.

Oilers are #7, Jets #4 , Sens #17, Habs #20, Canucks #21, Leafs #22

Go flames go 😂
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Old 10-08-2021, 02:48 PM
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*heavy sigh*

Yep. What he ^ said.
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Old 10-08-2021, 02:59 PM
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Yeah, probably not going to be the best season, but if we do bad this year, maybe we can blow it up and tank next year for Connor Bedard. Then we can show those guys up north how you build a winning team around a generational talent...
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Old 10-08-2021, 03:10 PM
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Chin up boys. Eventually history always repeats itself. After the Oilers win 5 more cups the Flames should be due for one.😈
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Old 10-08-2021, 04:43 PM
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A reverse psychology thread this year. Well done.
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Old 10-08-2021, 05:29 PM
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Lol. Took 20 some years to realize mediocrity. They have been bad for quite some time.
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Old 10-08-2021, 05:54 PM
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I’m not a flames fan but the team has some very good pieces but very much like the Oilers several seasons back, too much of the same type of player.

Not sure what type a team the flames are. Not run & gun, not defensive, not dump & chase, not a meat grinding team. My concern is the coach in place is the wrong style of coach for the current roster.

Couple of trades could changing things up. You guys have some assets.
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Old 10-08-2021, 06:55 PM
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My expectations haven’t been this low since the late 90’s/early 2000’s “young gun” days - which for my own mental health is a great thing!

They didn’t change much, but maybe a full camp under Sutter has lit a fire under our core players and we can get off to a hot start and build some confidence.

It would also be nice to see Markstrom play well (and get help) early on, pick up some wins and take the pressure off so he doesn’t have to play 65-70 games for us to MAYBE make the playoffs.
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Old 10-08-2021, 07:23 PM
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Agreed, you cannot move the needle when you pick middle of the pack most of the time ... their style will nasty and brutish ... will be interesting to see how smaller skilled teams play against them ??? ... I believe they will make the playoffs, and this is where a team constructed like this can go deep ... these coach killing players are in for a ride ... Markstrom will do very well because this type of team limits scoring chances for and against, but make for very boring hockey .. I would like to see his players lock him out of the dressing room like his previous time did once ( and only once) ... EDM will be an amazing story this year and may go all the way as they can beat you with 3 lines now and their defense is is solid ... the Kraken I hope have a bit of a fairy tale year .. and I hope Carey Price heals his soul ... Vancouver, well I never could support any left coast teams and idk about them ... Winnipeg will have a solid year and the boys from the Big Smoke will be the darlings of the Toronto Sports Network, it is do or die for Dubas & Shanahan & Keefe ... I am thinking they will be one and done in the playoffs & then the shuffle will start from the top on down ... enjoy the season everyone
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Old 10-08-2021, 08:14 PM
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I'm thinking of strapping on the old supertacks and helping out the Flames. Could be scotch induced but I'm thinking I could trip up a lot of swift opposing skaters!
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Old 10-08-2021, 08:43 PM
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I'm thinking of strapping on the old supertacks and helping out the Flames. Could be scotch induced but I'm thinking I could trip up a lot of swift opposing skaters!
Super tacks, long cooperalls, and an itech mask on a cooper sk2000 helmet. Do it!
Oops. I just dated myself…..
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Old 10-08-2021, 09:18 PM
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I actually don't think they'll be that bad. D isn't great and drafting has been pretty mediocre but there's still some very nice forward pieces and I'd look for Markstrom to have a much better year.

I'm a Sutter fan so can't cheer against him. Dude is one of the funniest hockey coaches I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.
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Old 10-08-2021, 09:22 PM
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Have to say this is the most bleak i have felt being a flames fan from inception. Mediocrity will continue. Expect our goal tending and Sutter hockey to be boring yet should be in most games. We like doing draft picks in the range of 8-10 in division. Never moves the needle.

Flames fans are second least optimistic in the NHL per (Athletic) with Buffalo getting the number one slot. She’s going to be a long year.

Oilers are #7, Jets #4 , Sens #17, Habs #20, Canucks #21, Leafs #22

Go flames go 😂
Pixel Shooter, I think your job opening this thread, is to WARN the FLAMES fan, NOT to engage with waging bets of booze with BessieDog
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Old 10-09-2021, 02:38 PM
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Why don't you guys just pick another team? Hopefully not a constant whining and moaning thread. Go Flames!
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Old 10-09-2021, 04:39 PM
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Good day gentlemen……

Anyone care to make a traditional season wager…..? On your beloved team against my unstoppable juggernaught of a team….?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N57SxyxUhTQ
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Old 10-09-2021, 04:41 PM
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Good day gentlemen……

Anyone care to make a traditional season wager…..? On your beloved team against my unstoppable juggernaught of a team….?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N57SxyxUhTQ
Better not or they may have to open up a Bessie Ford center in the Southern foothills lol.
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Old 10-09-2021, 04:43 PM
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At least us Flames fans can admit that we have a bad team, unlike the team to the north.
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Old 10-09-2021, 05:56 PM
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At least us Flames fans can admit that we have a bad team, unlike the team to the north.
Mine faith hath been rewarded……! Tis all.

How doth your metal measure in dark times sir!

I have thrown down the gauntlet……….. other than the Brave (and maladjusted) Twisted Canuck???

Are there ANY others amongst you that count yourselves as men…?



The Flames Nation hath been challenged by the lowly Bessidog….!

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Old 10-09-2021, 07:41 PM
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at least us flames fans can admit that we have a bad team, unlike the team to the north.
rotflmao!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-09-2021, 07:43 PM
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At least us Flames fans can admit that we have a bad team, unlike the team to the north.
Correct. “We have a Bad team. Unlike the team to the North.”
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Old 10-09-2021, 08:04 PM
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In fairness Bessie, I didn't bet on the Flames, I bet against those Oilers.

Because, goaltending.
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Old 10-09-2021, 08:35 PM
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Never once heard a Flames fan admit his team stunk.

Fyi they do.

5-1.
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Old 10-09-2021, 08:39 PM
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Old 10-09-2021, 09:55 PM
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Chin up boys. Eventually history always repeats itself. After the Oilers win 5 more cups the Flames should be due for one.😈

Oooohh, you bad, Very, very bad. Kick in the swollen nuts.
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Old 10-09-2021, 10:01 PM
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Calgary shouldn't feel too bad, no Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup in this century , and there are only 79 years left in this century.
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Old 10-10-2021, 11:12 AM
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Do not feel bad Flames fans, even with the NHL feeling so sorry for the sad sack franchise to the north of you and deciding to give them 3 1st overall picks, one of which was McDavid, they still cannot do anything meaningful either.
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Old 10-10-2021, 11:25 AM
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Do not feel bad Flames fans, even with the NHL feeling so sorry for the sad sack franchise to the north of you and deciding to give them 3 1st overall picks, one of which was McDavid, they still cannot do anything meaningful either.
Heh

Flames fan *reaches under the couch* pulls out old used NHL coach and older, more used Oiler insult…

“This’ll work…this season!”
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Old 10-10-2021, 11:32 AM
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Never once heard a Flames fan admit his team stunk.

Fyi they do.

5-1.
The first step is admitting.

I've a feeling the dead moose's are gonna be quiet this year (or is it dead meese?)
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Old 10-10-2021, 11:38 AM
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The first step is admitting.

I've a feeling the dead moose's are gonna be quiet this year (or is it dead meese?)

Dead Mousse. Lippy but great hair.
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Old 10-10-2021, 11:39 AM
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Lol!!!

I forgot bout that dude!

Yea… lotta clenched jaws n fists in that basement.

Heh
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