All Things Flaming C
by Scooter Kelly on 10/19/11 at 11:40 AM ET
Just when you start to think the Flames aren’t going to be rewarded for their domination, the tide turns and the C of Love get the much needed 2 points. While I should acknowledge the fellas squandered a 2-0 lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs of Toronto on Saturday and were handed a 3-2 loss, Tuesday night’s edition roared back in the final half of period 3 and scored 2 on Double D Dubnyk and won 2-1 at the ScotiaBank Saddledome.
Hater Nation may say that the Flames got lucky at the end , while others with a penchant for Flames hockey can simply state that things are right in the world. The young, stubble-starved, miscreants from Edmonton indeed have potential.. Their skills are on the rise but many times during the game they looked close to being shattered like China Dolls whenever it was time for the Sarich’s, Glencross’s, and Jackman’s to rub them out. The nouveau NHL has everyone on edge to lay out the big hits, perhaps to these young future “stars” advantage. Regardless it was a tale that one hasn’t seen alot this season. The faceoff circle was impressive, Jokinen was flying and the guys took only one bad penalty, (Jackman trying to smooth out Barker’s whiskey-snout in the the 1st). More importantly, the results were shown as Jay Bo and Tangs tickled the twine late, stealing victory from the jaws of defeat.
Another positive sign was the play of B-Mo Brenden Morrison. His first game of the year, Mo showed little rust and he will definitely help at both ends of the rink., as well as in the faceoff circle. Roman Horak and Tom Kosto were the healthy scratches up front. Not sure what the Flames masterminds will do but novice speculation can see RNH (Roman Name Horak) may be better served with the Heat of Abbotsford if need be. PL3 will see spot duty at best.
Miikka Kiprusoff was out of this world when needed tonite. Many say that he should be traded and the time is right for such a deal. Well folks the fact is he is a true gem, with wonderfully candid post-game interviews that the Flames can’t really move forward without. Plus, Miikka loves the fishing at the Calaway Park, we can’t take that away from him.
While the boys in red are indeed bigger, stronger, and more experienced, the battles ending with blue and orange flying bodies was a real indicator of the game’s domination. At times they looked like the Flames circa 2001 when they couldn’t get the puck out of their end but Kipper was up to the task..
We will tiptoe around the David Moss-on-the-1st-line topic for the time being but one can see Mo perhaps getting a shot with Tangs and Jarome sooner than later.
Enjoying another Win over Dudville:
P.S. If any of you have any Oiler fans in your circle of friends, please get them a wine cooler (their drink of choice) and tell them brighter days are ahead!
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