All Things Flaming C
by Scooter Kelly on 11/16/11 at 10:46 AM ET
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,
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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