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Todd Cordell
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 02.10.2014

Jan 6 @ 12:20 PM ET
Todd Cordell: Flames 3, Flyers 2: Rittich holds down the fort in return to the crease
ScotsonFire
Calgary Flames
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 11.18.2013

Jan 6 @ 1:40 PM ET
With Carolina shopping Hamilton can the media now say Calgary won that trade?
Redmile247
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.17.2013

Jan 6 @ 2:12 PM ET
With Carolina shopping Hamilton can the media now say Calgary won that trade?
- ScotsonFire


(frank) the media ....flames won that trade by a mile
Kevin R
Calgary Flames
Location: E5 = It aint gonna happen.
Joined: 02.10.2010

Jan 6 @ 2:43 PM ET
With Carolina shopping Hamilton can the media now say Calgary won that trade?
- ScotsonFire


Ole Garth says the Flames won the trade by miles, so that's all that counts...right?

Stat sites are saying Flames have a 97% or higher chance of playoffs at this point.
We need some grit on the 4th line & D to deal with the likes of Reaves on Vegas who we are probably heading for a playoff battle with. I would flick Czarnick for Kassian & see if Bieska would sign as a 6/7D for a million bucks.
Squilliam-
Calgary Flames
Location: Diagon Alley
Joined: 10.25.2016

Jan 6 @ 3:08 PM ET
Not until we hear bingos take
Redmile247
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.17.2013

Jan 6 @ 3:50 PM ET
Not until we hear bingos take
- Squilliam-


Hanifin 23 points +7 in 43 games
Hamilton 13 points -13 in 40 games

Wasn’t Douglas supposed to be the more offensive better Defenseman and hopefully Hanifin could become dougie one day lol
rmull905
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2007

Jan 6 @ 5:06 PM ET
Hanifin 23 points +7 in 43 games
Hamilton 13 points -13 in 40 games

Wasn’t Douglas supposed to be the more offensive better Defenseman and hopefully Hanifin could become dougie one day lol

- Redmile247


Let's not forget Dougie's first season here as well - by no means do I think we did anything but win that trade, but Dougie took a year (and Gio) to round into form. Same could be true in Carolina...
Redmile247
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.17.2013

Jan 6 @ 6:15 PM ET
Let's not forget Dougie's first season here as well - by no means do I think we did anything but win that trade, but Dougie took a year (and Gio) to round into form. Same could be true in Carolina...
- rmull905


By this argument one could say that Hanifin could round into form better next year as well ?
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jan 6 @ 6:37 PM ET

Ole Garth says the Flames won the trade by miles, so that's all that counts...right?

Stat sites are saying Flames have a 97% or higher chance of playoffs at this point.
We need some grit on the 4th line & D to deal with the likes of Reaves on Vegas who we are probably heading for a playoff battle with. I would flick Czarnick for Kassian & see if Bieska would sign as a 6/7D for a million bucks.

- Kevin R


oh my

pzoxic
Joined: 11.21.2015

Jan 6 @ 6:49 PM ET

Ole Garth says the Flames won the trade by miles, so that's all that counts...right?

Stat sites are saying Flames have a 97% or higher chance of playoffs at this point.
We need some grit on the 4th line & D to deal with the likes of Reaves on Vegas who we are probably heading for a playoff battle with. I would flick Czarnick for Kassian & see if Bieska would sign as a 6/7D for a million bucks.

- Kevin R

Yeah not sure about kassian. The guy is effective when he isn’t being suck a meat head!! I would rather go after maroon... and on defence Jake muezzin or Alex Martinez
rmull905
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2007

Jan 6 @ 6:58 PM ET
By this argument one could say that Hanifin could round into form better next year as well ?
- Redmile247


Oh sure, pair him with Gio

Just saying that Dougie might be a guy that needs to settle in - on a 3 game goal streak now.. lol
Helios
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 08.11.2016

Jan 6 @ 7:02 PM ET

Ole Garth says the Flames won the trade by miles, so that's all that counts...right?

Stat sites are saying Flames have a 97% or higher chance of playoffs at this point.
We need some grit on the 4th line & D to deal with the likes of Reaves on Vegas who we are probably heading for a playoff battle with. I would flick Czarnick for Kassian & see if Bieska would sign as a 6/7D for a million bucks.

- Kevin R


We don't need a meathead, and that's what Kassian is. This team is already decently tough and we have some guy named Bennett who isn't afraid to drop them with anybody. As for Bieksa being a 7th D, don't really see the point because again, we don't necessarily need him. If you're going for big tough defenseman, there's plenty of guys who are still playing NHL hockey that we could probably get.

I'm not too worried about us being bullied. We can play the gritty physical game already and have won several games doing so. No need to go get meatheads to answer a bell.
K-man25
Calgary Flames
Location: Leafs Losers Even After Fifty-one Seasons
Joined: 09.02.2014

Jan 6 @ 8:02 PM ET
We don't need a meathead, and that's what Kassian is. This team is already decently tough and we have some guy named Bennett who isn't afraid to drop them with anybody. As for Bieksa being a 7th D, don't really see the point because again, we don't necessarily need him. If you're going for big tough defenseman, there's plenty of guys who are still playing NHL hockey that we could probably get.

I'm not too worried about us being bullied. We can play the gritty physical game already and have won several games doing so. No need to go get meatheads to answer a bell.

- Helios

Picking up any D from other teams is going to cost you. Prout hasn't done the job as of yet. I was thinking the same about Bieksa, he's free, sign him for the rest of the year, good insurance, he's definitely an agitator that could come in handy during the playoffs. Kassian? I'd have a hard time cheering for that. He's playing top line in Edmonton or at least that's where he started last game. Probably going to cost more than Czarnik, but it is Peter.The guys such a douschbag!
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jan 6 @ 8:11 PM ET
We don't need a meathead, and that's what Kassian is. This team is already decently tough and we have some guy named Bennett who isn't afraid to drop them with anybody. As for Bieksa being a 7th D, don't really see the point because again, we don't necessarily need him. If you're going for big tough defenseman, there's plenty of guys who are still playing NHL hockey that we could probably get.

I'm not too worried about us being bullied. We can play the gritty physical game already and have won several games doing so. No need to go get meatheads to answer a bell.

- Helios


Bieksa would be great



For the opponent
tincup
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 07.21.2006

Jan 6 @ 9:13 PM ET
Bieksa would be great



For the opponent

- Nucker101


Is he worse than Prout ?
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jan 6 @ 9:17 PM ET
Is he worse than Prout ?
- tincup


Probably about the same at this point
flashfire
Joined: 10.02.2006

Jan 6 @ 10:44 PM ET
Hanifin 23 points +7 in 43 games
Hamilton 13 points -13 in 40 games

Wasn’t Douglas supposed to be the more offensive better Defenseman and hopefully Hanifin could become dougie one day lol

- Redmile247


Hanifin is also younger and signed long term...Then we have Lindholm who is the best player in the deal
flashfire
Joined: 10.02.2006

Jan 6 @ 10:45 PM ET
Is he worse than Prout ?
- tincup


Prout is a better fighter
K-man25
Calgary Flames
Location: Leafs Losers Even After Fifty-one Seasons
Joined: 09.02.2014

Jan 6 @ 11:59 PM ET
Prout is a better fighter
- flashfire

Haven't seen that this year.
jessehub
Calgary Flames
Location: BC
Joined: 06.25.2010

Jan 7 @ 12:29 AM ET

Ole Garth says the Flames won the trade by miles, so that's all that counts...right?

Stat sites are saying Flames have a 97% or higher chance of playoffs at this point.
We need some grit on the 4th line & D to deal with the likes of Reaves on Vegas who we are probably heading for a playoff battle with. I would flick Czarnick for Kassian & see if Bieska would sign as a 6/7D for a million bucks.

- Kevin R



F()ck Bieksa. What does he bring to the table?
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jan 7 @ 1:33 AM ET
F()ck Bieksa. What does he bring to the table?
- jessehub

goals against

I think he and Sbisa as a pairing allowed 50% or more of the goals against in the playoff series when the Flames beat the Canucks in round 1 in the Hartley/Desjardins era.

pretty crazy to imagine one d pairing giving up more goals than the other 2 d pairings combined They basically handed that series to the Flames on a platter
Squilliam-
Calgary Flames
Location: Diagon Alley
Joined: 10.25.2016

Jan 7 @ 1:49 AM ET
goals against

I think he and Sbisa as a pairing allowed 50% or more of the goals against in the playoff series when the Flames beat the Canucks in round 1 in the Hartley/Desjardins era.

pretty crazy to imagine one d pairing giving up more goals than the other 2 d pairings combined They basically handed that series to the Flames on a platter

- Nucker101[/quot


Big thanks to Ferkland
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jan 7 @ 2:03 AM ET
[quote=Nucker101]goals against

I think he and Sbisa as a pairing allowed 50% or more of the goals against in the playoff series when the Flames beat the Canucks in round 1 in the Hartley/Desjardins era.

pretty crazy to imagine one d pairing giving up more goals than the other 2 d pairings combined They basically handed that series to the Flames on a platter

- Squilliam-[/quot


Big thanks to Ferkland


ferland did most of damage against that crappy pairing that made him look like prime Bertuzzi, the rest of the defense did just fine against him

Problem was that idiot Desjardins was playing them 20 mins a game
DuranDuran
Calgary Flames
Location: Quito
Joined: 09.29.2015

Jan 7 @ 9:21 AM ET
ferland did most of damage against that crappy pairing that made him look like prime Bertuzzi, the rest of the defense did just fine against him

Problem was that idiot Desjardins was playing them 20 mins a game

- Nucker101


You guys going to make playoffs this year?
rmull905
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2007

Jan 7 @ 10:54 AM ET
ferland did most of damage against that crappy pairing that made him look like prime Bertuzzi, the rest of the defense did just fine against him

Problem was that idiot Desjardins was playing them 20 mins a game

- Nucker101


He targeted Bieksa for sure, he was looking for a guy whose skin he could get under and he found him.

Willie definitely handed that pairing too many minutes, but it wasn't like he was rolling with Karlsson/Burns in his top 4 either.