Sunday, November 12, 2006

Yeah Baby!

Although I didn’t get to see any of the first period (who knew it’d be impossible to watch the game at a bar?) I would have to say this is the Flames most impressive win yet. Vancouver may not be the best team in the league, but they play a defensive style and boast Luongo in net. To fall behind 2-0 and then come back is the sort of character proving game the team needed. Nice to see all three goals were scored in ways that showcased the Flames potential offensive flair as well.


  • Iginla (Tanguay) on a breakaway that once again proved Iginla’s dominance over Ohlund
  • Warrener (Tanguay, Iginla) on a nice fake->pass->pass->shoot play.
  • Huselius (Lombardi) in which Lombardi showcased his speed and Huselius his hands.

Actually I thought Huselius looked good all night again. He might not always get points, but he often draws penalties and creates good chances.





Once again, congrats to Peter Maher, going to the hall of fame. If you ever catch a game being broadcast by FSN you’ll realize just how truly great Mahar is. Plus Jim Hughson said tonight that Maher has done 2700 straight games for the Flames. How many other employees do you know that have shown up for 2700 straight workdays? Of course, I doubt many jobs compare to Peter’s! Anyway, all Flames fans know and love Maher, and he really deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame.

13 comments:

hockeygirl said...

Huselius did not look good until he scored. Be honest. He screws up simple plays and was ready to be in the press box again until he pulled that goal out of his ass.

Kyle said...

I disagree. While I think every team needs a little sandpaper, Calgary has too much. Huselius is probably 3rd-4th in creating scoring chances on the team, behind Iginla and Lombardi, and debatably, Phanuef.

To be fair though, I only saw the 2nd and 3rd period. Maybe he sucked in the 1st?

hockeygirl said...

Um, yeah, you could say that. There's just something about him though that drives me bonkers. Even if he does create scoring chances what about the rest of his inconsistent play? Have you checked out his overall +/- rating since he's been in the league? Do it and then let's see.

Kyle said...

I'm only arguing that he's playing well now, not that he played well in Florida. Regardless, I think his +/- in Florida is more of a symptom of a team than of Huselius (take a look at Bouwmeester or Jokinen's +/- for comparison if you don't believe me.)

He was +20 in Sweden, and he was a plus player in the playoffs last year. And this year, I'd say he's been better than most of our forward group.

MetroGnome said...

Huselius is a somewhat one-dimensional player - therefore if you don't like that dimension, you won't like him.

Im with Kyle on his play thus far, though. He's one of the few Calgary players that possesses the skills and patience to really make something happen in the offensive zone. I think he'll start putting up points in short order, especially if the Flames can turn teir PP around.

hockeygirl said...

I'm not saying he's a bad player, I'm just saying when he messes up, it's usually really noticeable. I know that he can play really well, heck, I picked him in one of my pools this year. He is important on the team, I would just like to see some consistency. MG- you could be right on the one-dimensional aspect or maybe it's his lack of chin? ;)

It's nice to have somewhat of a "spirited" discussion. Sometimes, my DH is a know-it-all and makes it hard to get a word in edgewise; this way I can take time and think about my response!

Go Flames!

Kyle said...

Speak of the devil - Huselius scores a shorthanded goal that essentially kills any chance of a St. Louis comeback. Is voted 1st star.

Really a lot of credit for Huselius' goal has to go to Nilson for causing the turnover.

Kyle said...

And to respond to hockeygirl's spirited debate comment - its a lot easier to carry on a debate when youre debating with knowledgable people.

Anonymous said...

OK, how do I get called out as unknowledgeable — just on an offhand "know-it-all" comment? Does she make me look that bad? Did she put you up to this?

— Hockeygirl's "DH"

hockeygirl said...

I never meant to say anyone was unknowledgeable. Kyle, my point was that sometimes I need time to think of a response. DH, I'm not making you look bad, just a fast talker :) You have my utmost respect and without you I wouldn't have been turned onto the power of the Flames or even able to start my blog.

Kyle said...

ha ha ha. No i just meant that in hockey forums and such debating is such a chore, whereas here (blogosphere) everyone takes an amount of pride in knowing what they're talking about. I never intended any sort of subversive comment on DH's knowledge or debate ability.

hockeygirl said...

Okay, now everything is peachy!

:)

hockeygirl said...

Oh yeah, and how great is it to have all these comments? I long for this on my blog. Sigh...