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link to '89 series - Van & Calgary

Postby nuckster » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:57 pm

http://blogs.theprovince.com/2011/09/12 ... g-clarity/

It's a good view! Kind of amazing that the Flames were pushed (by the then '89 canucks)to the 7th game in overtime and then win it with Otto's skate...
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Re: link to '89 series - Van & Calgary

Postby ClamRussel » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:12 pm

Painful. Not only was that kicked in, it was intentional (back then they weren't allowed to intentionally "redirect" the puck in w/ a skate) BUT it was right in the middle of the paint. Total goaltender interference. Compare to a few years later when the Canucks had an OT PP goal disallowed against Chicago because Linden's skate lace was touching the edge of the (much larger) rounded crease. Nevertheless it was a great series, alot of fun and the better team won. Calgary was a dynasty-level club who just had the misfortune of being in the same div as the Oilers all those years. So, in that sense they kinda deserved a Cup, they were certainly worthy. Game 6 in Vancouver was an insane ass kicking by the Canucks reminiscent of game 6 against the Rangers in '94. I'll never forget that picture of MacInnis laying dazed on the ice after Sandlak knocked the edge out of him w/a gigantic clean bodycheck.
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Re: link to '89 series - Van & Calgary

Postby westvandal » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:21 am

This was the year that cemented me as a hardcore Canucks fan. With my family of Edmontonians freshly moved to BC 4 years earlier, I watched the Oilers first until then. But my hatred for the Flames really had me cheering Vancouver here, and they endeared themselves to me ever since.
Unfortunately to be a Canucks fan is to get hurt frequently, and as soon as I became a fan I also tasted the pain.
That Otto goal was almost as brutal to me as the Hull goal in 98 would have been to a Sabres fan.
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Re: link to '89 series - Van & Calgary

Postby dhabums » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:40 pm

westvandal wrote:This was the year that cemented me as a hardcore Canucks fan. With my family of Edmontonians freshly moved to BC 4 years earlier, I watched the Oilers first until then. But my hatred for the Flames really had me cheering Vancouver here, and they endeared themselves to me ever since.
Unfortunately to be a Canucks fan is to get hurt frequently, and as soon as I became a fan I also tasted the pain.
That Otto goal was almost as brutal to me as the Hull goal in 98 would have been to a Sabres fan.


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Re: link to '89 series - Van & Calgary

Postby BCExpat » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:34 am

That was the hardest series the Flames had on their way to the Cup that year. I think the push that they got from the Canucks, made them a better team going forward. Anyway, it was a lot closer than it should have been. Much like the '04 series, when the Flames were heavy underdogs, they push the Canucks to the limit and actually beat then. It was close, and both series could have easily gone the other way. Anyway, '89 seems so far away from where the Flames are now. :scowl:
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