Are the Flames a serious Cup threat?

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  1. PeterSidorkiewicz

    PeterSidorkiewicz HFWF Tourney Undisputed Champion

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    I feel like your comprehension of my posts are completely all over the place.

    1. You said it’s not a good option. I said that’s fair.
    2. I ask what you think you should go for as it pertains to a goalie. You didn’t answer. So can you please name the literally dozens of options? I’m actually curious because the goalie market doesn’t seem that great
    3. You spoke in an absolute manner that Anderson could not garner a draft pick. So you don’t think it’s possible a team could trade a sixth round pick for Anderson at the deadline?
    4. I find your evaluation of Anderson’s play this season way off base.

    Anyway, good luck and hope your team excels in the playoffs. I just think your posting tone is very aggressive for no reason whatsoever and you don’t really carefully read what I was saying. I liked the other Flames fan posting here more. :D Gotta take a Xanax there.
     
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  2. newfy

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    I dont think Howard will end up going for a first at the deadline. That rumoured cost came out a month ago when a team owuld basically have him for a full season. I think Calgary would be smart to give up a second+ok prospect+Smith for Howard though at the deadline. How many years are the Flames going to be playing at the level they are now this season? And how rattled as a fan/management would you be if Rittich gets hurt and Smith costs them going out early. I think I would give up a second for the insurance of that not happening
     
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    In a word, yes.
     
  4. Bond

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    Yeah, if we could do a second + b prospect+ Smith. I would book that in a second.
    Flames have to address the back up position, the Flames are not going deep with Smith. Even relying solely on Rittich scares me. He looks amazing this year but he still in his first year trending towards being a starter.
     
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    Rematch from 2004, Tampa wins again
     
  6. crackdown44

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    It was in
     
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  7. Czarchuk

    Czarchuk Go Flames Go!

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    What a ridiculous post. Bennett, if anything, has been a beast in the playoffs. It’s the reg season where we all question what’s wrong with him.
     
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    Well, they're winning games where they have no business winning lately, they turn it on when needed and win the game. not so sure about a cup threat that's the definition of a dangerous team.
     
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    Yes. Just trade for a top tier backup-goalie like Ryan Miller & they are set for a deep run, if Rittich starts to falter in the playoffs you'll be glad you traded for a back up like Miller.
    Will give you Miller for a 7th.
     
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    Gibson would be better.
     
  11. Anaheim4ever

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    The price of Gibson would cost what you don't want to pay.
     
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    I know he is the Ducks.
     
  13. LickTheEnvelope

    LickTheEnvelope 7th Overall is my jam

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    Pretty good club. If the goaltending holds up they could go deep.
     
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    Rubi Everything's Golden

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    No. They will have their typical losing steak in the next.... (let me see now... 82-46 = 36).... 36 games.
    And if they don't they still won't be a contender until they actually contend for the cup in the cup finals. :sarcasm:
     
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    We are playing quite poorly and have somehow won 5 in a row...
     
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    As a flames fan I try to be objective, still think we lack the size and grit to go really deep. Also need to shoot Smith to the moon and find a decent backup.

    I think Winnipeg may be the most complete team in the west, and quite frankly NHL (sorry Tampa).

    Still nobody can deny our offence is lights out and we have a very solid d core. If we add a bigger body that can chip in to the bottom six and play heavy plus a solid backup...I'd really start to think we could come out of the west!

    EDIT: disregard everything i've said. Bennett's moustache is going to channel it's inner Lanny and we'll be bringing the cup home :laugh:
     
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    They have some magic but they don't have the true elite-tier depth IMO. I can see them making the conference finals, maybe even the finals, but I don't see them winning 4 rounds. Not unless they get a super soft path like the 2012 Kings. I don't like their chances versus Nashville, Winnipeg, San Jose, or Anaheim.
     
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    All star break can't come fast enough.

    Might almost be a good thing to get blown out again too. Hardly getting a full period of effort some games but they keep winning. Not a good thing long term
     
  19. Anglesmith

    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    Those teams actually seem to bring the best out of the Flames, other than the Ducks.

    Their depth is not tangibly worse than Nashville or San Jose, IMO, if you compare the lineups.
     
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    I don’t care how many straight games they lose. Anybody but the ducks please
     
  21. newfy

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    In todays NHL, they have the grit to go deep. No, they arent as tough as Winnipeg but neither is pretty much any NHL team. Hamonic, Hathaway, Bennett, Gio, Tkachuk and James Neal is a gritty enough group to win. They might not be scaring anyone, but in todays NHL that amount of grit has enough balance to their line up to get them through the playoffs
     
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    As of right now, they are a bit lacking in depth and high end talent to be a true contender. Need better goaltending too. Treliving will have to pull some deadline magic to get it done.
     
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    If there's one thing the Flames aren't lacking, it's high end talent
     
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    They have 5 players at a PPG or higher.

    They have another 5 players on pace for 30-50 points.

    They are a very deep team with lots of high end talent.

    Yes goaltending could be an issue.
     

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