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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:52 pm

BCExpat wrote:
rats19 wrote:You do know none of us cares right?


Hey - it's a slow summer as far as hockey news. Just thought I'd throw that out there. :roll:


I am curious to see how that Ryan Howse guy develops. While we still had a WHL team here in the Wack the rumour was that he'd be leaving us this off season to join the Heat. Pretty decent offence with 217 points in 262 games with the Bruins... although the -68 lacks something to be desired. Then again it was our Bruins.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby BCExpat » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:02 am

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
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rats19 wrote:You do know none of us cares right?


Hey - it's a slow summer as far as hockey news. Just thought I'd throw that out there. :roll:


I am curious to see how that Ryan Howse guy develops. While we still had a WHL team here in the Wack the rumour was that he'd be leaving us this off season to join the Heat. Pretty decent offence with 217 points in 262 games with the Bruins... although the -68 lacks something to be desired. Then again it was our Bruins.


The Flames brass is pretty high on him. It'll be interesting to see how he pans out. There are a lot of young guys like him, who put up big numbers in minors, but can't translate that success at the NHL level (or in this case a higher level in the Minors).

You live in the 'Wack? I was just there visiting my mother a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby dhabums » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:58 pm

BCExpat wrote:http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/columnist/allen/2011-08-21-2011-12-nhl-rookie-outlook_n.htm


Looks like USA today picked the Flames Byron as a sleeper candidate for rookie of the year. I don't think it's likely, but considering how the Flames get slagged for not having any rookie talent, to have one of their players mentioned as a possible candidate for rookie of the year, gives us Flames fans something to look forward in the upcoming season :drink:


Nothing more definite than a possible sleeper candidate. Really, what does that even mean?

One sleeper candidate this season could be Calgary Flames smallish center Paul Byron


With this level of commitment, I can safely say there are 30 sleeper candidates.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby BCExpat » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:16 pm

Well, as I said in my post - I think it's very unlikely - so, yeah, I agree with you. The point is, of all the possible sleepers, it was a Flames prospect that was mentioned (remember - this is a team that is considered by many, not to have a lot of prospects). Anyway, being mentioned is probably his kiss of death :roll:
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby jackalman » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:45 pm

BCExpat wrote:Well, as I said in my post - I think it's very unlikely - so, yeah, I agree with you. The point is, of all the possible sleepers, it was a Flames prospect that was mentioned (remember - this is a team that is considered by ALL, not to have a lot of prospects). Anyway, being mentioned is probably his kiss of death :roll:


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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby sagebrush » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:41 pm

BCExpat wrote:........The point is, of all the possible sleepers, it was a Flames prospect that was mentioned..........

True fans make the best of it. :thumbs:
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby BCExpat » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:24 am

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BCExpat wrote:........The point is, of all the possible sleepers, it was a Flames prospect that was mentioned..........

True fans make the best of it. :thumbs:


You're right, but being a Flames fan, there isn't much to get excited about these days, so any little string of hope is grasped with both hands :look:
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby LotusBlossom » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:20 am

BCExpat wrote:
sagebrush wrote:
BCExpat wrote:........The point is, of all the possible sleepers, it was a Flames prospect that was mentioned..........

True fans make the best of it. :thumbs:


You're right, but being a Flames fan, there isn't much to get excited about these days, so any little string of hope is grasped with both hands :look:


You can thank "Sutter Hockey"(management not coaching) for that. Which is actually too bad for the Flames fans because for quite a long time, the fans were very much supporters of Darryl. Cupboards are bare because he thought the Flames were in a 'win now' situation when he should have thought more about the future.

As a Flames fan, BCExpat, what did you think of the Phaneuf trade? What that good for the Flames?
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby BCExpat » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:50 am

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As a Flames fan, BCExpat, what did you think of the Phaneuf trade? What that good for the Flames?[/quote]

I don't mind that they traded Phaneuf. He didn't really progress much in his last couple years with the Flames. He seemed to be out of position a lot, and his defensive game took a step back. So, even though he was highly touted, he was definitely over rated. Having said that, Sutter could have done better when trading him. The Flames don't have much to show for the trade. To add insult to injury, they also gave away Auley - someone they could have used now. They didn't get a bad return on trading White, but still, it doesn't make up for the overall bad trade. In short, Phaneuf needed to go, but they didn't get enough for him - even if he is over rated.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:18 am

Well at least they aren't obsessed with this city/hockey team.

Wow.

http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?s=9cb608fa43f874cec6d32812e5fc994c&t=106283
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby LotusBlossom » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:08 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:Well at least they aren't obsessed with this city/hockey team.

Wow.

http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?s=9cb608fa43f874cec6d32812e5fc994c&t=106283


180 pages on a thread? :lol:

Nope, they don't obsess much over Vancouver at all. :eh:

Addition: This is the only real Flames thread we have going on here and it's to talk about the mess we all call Bountiful. We have 71 posts and a few pages...180? :lol: F*ck yeah the Canucks are popular :mex:
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby BCExpat » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:18 am

It's pretty slow these days regarding hockey in Calgary, so they have to discuss something :roll:

As one poster on CP put it - nothing like pre-season for all the Flames fans to try on their rose coloured glass. Mine fit just fine :lol: :drink: I'm sure they will be broken by the end of October.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby LotusBlossom » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:19 am

BCExpat wrote:It's pretty slow these days regarding hockey in Calgary, so they have to discuss something :roll:

As one poster on CP put it - nothing like pre-season for all the Flames fans to try on their rose coloured glass. Mine fit just fine :lol: :drink: I'm sure they will be broken by the end of October.


I have met some really good Flames fans in recent years, and just like Vancouver, we have our share of idiots. Just comes with the territory of being hockey obsessed cities. :)
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby Hammond Aigs » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:27 am

Yeah, well, haters gotta hate, and the terrible events of that evening are pretty good fuel for that sort of thing. It's really sad that the following morning's feel-good story (volunteer cleanup of the riot damage; heartfelt messages of sorrow for the damage and anger at the rioters), doesn't get more play - I felt it was an affirmation of the goodness of most people and a common rejection of the previous night's thuggery. This of course doesn't affirm the haters' rightiousness, so you'll see no mention of it on CalPuke, but it doesn't matter. I haven't changed estimation of this city's worth because of the venom-filled, mindless statements of Vancouver haters.
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Re: From Bountiful to Ponoka

Postby BCExpat » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:39 pm

LotusBlossom wrote:I have met some really good Flames fans in recent years, and just like Vancouver, we have our share of idiots. Just comes with the territory of being hockey obsessed cities. :)


Too many people forget that it is only a game. I also think it has a lot to do with the animity of the internet - people post a lot of things they would never say to someone in person. As you said - there are good fans and bad fans cheering for pretty much every sports franchise. You have to learn to ignore the idiots.
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