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Feaster’s Morphing Flames

Not-so-long ago, Jay Feaster was the interim GM of the Calgary Flames, Generally one assumes anyone in an interim position is kinda like the substitute teacher that wants all the students to love him. You know the one that plays Heads Up 7-Up,  mixes in a game of floor hockey rather than wind sprints, and watches movies with swear words rather than Lord of the Flies. We all realized than these people with precarious tenure were always the easiest to influence and get along with. Well let’s fast forward to a new era that takes the interim away from J-Feast, and gives him absolute power, absolutely.

The Flames team has been in a constant state of flux since the off-season. While nothing has been sweeping and of the red-herring variety, one can see the new work of art on his canvas beginning to form. Gone are Darryl and Duane Sutter of course, Robyn Regehr, Daymond Langkow, Raitis Ivanans, Nic Hagman, Ales Kotalik, Jamal Mayers, and Stefan Meyer from last season’s opening roster. All have been dealt, not resigned or buried in the minors, permanent-style. It also appears that Cory Sarich is the odd man out on the d-corps as of late. Well that’s alot of vacancies, no? Let’s see who’s filling the void… Chris Butler, Lee Stempniak, Roman Horak, Derek Smith, Scott Hannan, PL3, and Paul Byron. All J-Feast and his pocket protector adorned assistant John Weisbrod’s acquisitions. The air secretes the stench of more alteration and a true fan’s gut can see the likes of Stajan, Bourque, Moss, Sarich, and possibly Jay-Bo possibly being moved to further the transgendering of the team.  Pretty much anyone can be had for the right price. I’m suggesting maybe find a player than doesn’t prefer to decline the powerplay, and we’ll start with that. While time will tell as to the strength of these moves, the interim results remain the same. The team is inconsistent from period to period, shows lethargy at times, and a panicked, offensively lacking dimension not appealing to either the Avison Young Club or the nosebleed’s customers.

While the Flaming C showed us again Tuesday night was a perfect example. Ample powerplay opportunites squandered, including a 5 on 3, and a deflating late game loss to the Ottawa Senators 3-1, at home no less. Now you wanna see a team full of no-names, take a boo at their roster. I guess that goes to show its not the size of the wallets that make the team. Perhaps that’s what “Moneyball” Weisbrod and GM J-Feast are going to try and nurture with our beloved Flaming C. We can only hope they have a remarkable plan in the works…..

WIth a deep sigh of affection,

Scooter Fleury

P.S. Rene Bourque doesn’t like being called lazy. Rene Bourque was very un-lazy versus the Senators Tuesday. Thanks media.
P.S.S. Please refrain from commenting on the recent Oiler’s slide back to earth. Agreed, Hater Nation would be very upset.

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Dude…..your beloved team licks it.  Don’t blame Feaster.  Was the roster so successful and fun to watch last year that it’s untouchable?  You wanna knock moneyball cause it deviates from Calgary’s time-honoured methods of achieving success?  I saw a post the other day where a dude said that Calgary is top 4 in the west “on paper”.  Like, we got all the pieces, we just can’t seem to make it go.  That is a Calgary fan to the T.  Your loyalty is admirable.  But your delusion is infuriating.  YOUR TEAM SUCKS.  You wrote this article in the dirty diaper style, looking for a scapegoat in the GM.  Perhaps you should watch some other teams and get an education and understand that Sarich should be in the pressbox.  And that it is gonna get waaaayyy worse before it gets better.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt on 11/16/11 at 04:26 PM ET


Ouch…............Thats no Tshirt tuxedo that is a muscle shirt.  You took that dirty diaper and put it right where the Flame doesn’t burn.  Well sometimes it burns but only after a night of hot wings,  oh yeah, and draft beer.  But I think our friend need only look at his sign off to find a conclusion to the problem.  Lets look at the Big Apple Pie Heads, The Rangers.  Average start, but then they bring back Avery for quote “Sloppy seconds” chance and bang, and probably gang bang if I know Avery,  6 in a row.  Maybe thats all the Flames need.  Who am I kidding they need more then that.  Lost my mind for a second there.  But it might be a start.  Get a pest that no one likes to play against.  Right now even the abused kids are migrating to Cowtown because they know the Flames aren’t going to beat anybody.  Teams love to play the Flame right now.  The only guy who scores is the only guy who fights.  The D reminds me of the movie the Replacements.  All great Junior B and Midget players I am sure.  Hello Uncle Feaster this is the Big Time.  Quit paying for overpriced rec leaguers.  Speaking of Rec leaguers yours truely has to sign off.  Big game tonight. 

Till next time,

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