From Bountiful to Ponoka

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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Rayxor » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:34 am

Meds wrote: Enter Kiprusoff and Dutter. A miracle trip to the Finals in 2004, that was VERY reminiscent of Anaheim's run on the back of Giguere, and suddenly the Flames are the post lockout hockey world's heavy favorites.

They didn't add much in the way of marquis talent either.

They had a good regular season, won the NW, and then got bounced in 7 by the Ducks in the first round.

For some reason they were still considered a contender for a few more seasons despite 3 more quarter final exits.
The ONLY reason they were considered a contender was that Kipper continued to show he could steal games, and if he can do that, he can steal a series. Add a bit of luck and you got a recipe for a long playoff run. The fans and management drank the koolaid and overpaid for immediate results. They then spent half a decade longer than the rest of the world believing they were one or two players away from a championship team.

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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Tciso » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:09 am

Rayxor wrote:
Meds wrote: Enter Kiprusoff and Dutter. A miracle trip to the Finals in 2004, that was VERY reminiscent of Anaheim's run on the back of Giguere, and suddenly the Flames are the post lockout hockey world's heavy favorites.

They didn't add much in the way of marquis talent either.

They had a good regular season, won the NW, and then got bounced in 7 by the Ducks in the first round.

For some reason they were still considered a contender for a few more seasons despite 3 more quarter final exits.
The ONLY reason they were considered a contender was that Kipper continued to show he could steal games, and if he can do that, he can steal a series. Add a bit of luck and you got a recipe for a long playoff run. The fans and management drank the koolaid and overpaid for immediate results. They then spent half a decade longer than the rest of the world believing they were one or two players away from a championship team.
I think that most analysts have them figured out now, and even with Burkie Baby, they will be fighting for the 1st round pick for a few years.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by BCExpat » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:06 am

Topper wrote:
BCExpat wrote:I'm willing to see what he can do for the next three seasons or so. :mex:
Four more years.

Glad you finally agree.
Finally agree?? I never thought otherwise. These guys are at rock bottom - you don't go from rock bottom to a contender or even a playoff team in less than that time frame. I think it could even be more than 3 or 4 years before they are even fighting for a playoff spot. I'm willing to sit it out. :mex:

Anyway, if the team looks like it still isn't going anywhere in about 4 years, then I'll admit that the Burke experiment was a failure. In four years, I would expect the team to be at least competing for a playoff spot, and have lots of good propects at all positions, ready to take the next step. I just hope the Flames ownership has the same opinion.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Strangelove » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:17 pm

Meds wrote: This is an organization that has only gone beyond the first round once in 24 years. In 12 of those years they missed the playoffs entirely.
Some in Lameland cling to the hope that in four more years they will be potentially improved. :wink:

Truth is, the Lames and the Leaves suck because the Great Strangelove's will power is a mighty, mighty thing.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by BCExpat » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:47 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Meds wrote: This is an organization that has only gone beyond the first round once in 24 years. In 12 of those years they missed the playoffs entirely.
Some in Lameland cling to the hope that in four more years they will be potentially improved. :wink:

Truth is, the Lames and the Leaves suck because the Great Strangelove's will power is a mighty, mighty thing.
Why hasn't your mighty, mighty will power brought the Canucks a Stanley Cup? :roll:
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Madcombinepilot » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:16 am

BCExpat wrote:
Why hasn't your mighty, mighty will power brought the Canucks a Stanley Cup? :roll:

Dude...

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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Larry Goodenough » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:53 pm

Madcombinepilot wrote:
BCExpat wrote:
Why hasn't your mighty, mighty will power brought the Canucks a Stanley Cup? :roll:

Dude...

The Lord works in mysterious ways!
I see the Lord finally got that Circle drive bridge finished too. Looked good.

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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Strangelove » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:49 pm

BCExpat wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Meds wrote: This is an organization that has only gone beyond the first round once in 24 years. In 12 of those years they missed the playoffs entirely.
Some in Lameland cling to the hope that in four more years they will be potentially improved. :wink:

Truth is, the Lames and the Leaves suck because the Great Strangelove's will power is a mighty, mighty thing.
Why hasn't your mighty, mighty will power brought the Canucks a Stanley Cup? :roll:
The only thing that keeps my old buddy Donlever hanging on is the hope his Vancouver Canucks win the Cup.

Willing the Canucks to win the Cup would be akin to willing Donlever to finally succumb to Death's sweet embrace.

Won't do it damnit, the Canucks are gonna hafta win it all the old-fashioned way. :mex:
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Per » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:58 pm

Madcombinepilot wrote:
BCExpat wrote:
Why hasn't your mighty, mighty will power brought the Canucks a Stanley Cup? :roll:

Dude...

The Lord works in mysterious ways!
Lord Stanley, I presume?
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Rumsfeld » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:56 pm

Per wrote:
Madcombinepilot wrote:
BCExpat wrote:
Why hasn't your mighty, mighty will power brought the Canucks a Stanley Cup? :roll:

Dude...

The Lord works in mysterious ways!
Lord Stanley, I presume?
For the love of God, Per... just stop trying to make jokes ok? Swedish sitcoms must be fucking terrible.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Uncle dans leg » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:25 am

Rumsfeld wrote: Swedish sitcoms must be fucking terrible.
Ask him about "Lost in the Pancake"

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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Arachnid » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:39 am

Why do posters continue to personally attack Poster Per? He is a good guy and has great insight into EuroTrash Hockey.

I find his humour refreshing, after the stale, uptight Amerikan style most use on here.

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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Per » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:05 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Rumsfeld wrote: Swedish sitcoms must be fucking terrible.
Ask him about "Lost in the Pancake"

Youre welcome
No, seriously, don't ask! :shock:
Possibly the worst children's show ever made. Ran for several years back in the seventies, when Sweden only had one channel, so there was no switching channels.... :crazy:



People still have nightmares about it. :|
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:03 pm

The inbreds are angry at Bountiful...... mighty mad mongoloids at Camp DArcy.



http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread ... d&t=130962


Some poster named Stay Golden had to lay down the law. I'm sue there is no fabrication or outright lies in this trainwrek of a thread at the Mongoloid Farm. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Post by Island Nucklehead » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:31 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:The inbreds are angry at Bountiful...... mighty mad mongoloids at Camp DArcy.



http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread ... d&t=130962


Some poster named Stay Golden had to lay down the law. I'm sue there is no fabrication or outright lies in this trainwrek of a thread at the Mongoloid Farm. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Always good for a laugh...

I've been to a couple Flames games. The group I work with sponsors a bunch of Northern Kids to go to the Tim Horton's camp at Kananaskis every year, and one of the events we take them to is a Flames game. Everytime I go it's hilarious. We always sit up in the Super-Bleeders, and it's a Gongshow everytime.

The first year I went (2 years ago) a couple drunks spilled their beer all over some of the kids we were with. These are 12-15 year old Aboriginal kids, just having a good time in a building that holds more people than they've ever seen in their lives. Anyways, these idiots spill their drinks on them, and when the kids are like "dude, wtf" the drunks decide to get in their face. A couple of our staff members (we're all military) politely told these idiots to smarten up or they'd get a close-up of the ice over the railings. They were then escorted out of the building before the shootout.

This past year, there was a group of people smoking pot in the next section over. Literally passing pipes and joints around. Being from BC, I couldn't help but laugh. But I guess that's what you can expect when you put people behind the media section and deny them a view of the scoreboard...

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