Corb wrote: BCExpat wrote:
Corb wrote:Calgary is doing a good job of clogging up the middle in their zone and at center ice.
I beg to differ - it is anything but a dull game. Lots of end to end action.
Did you see the Detroit Vancouver game the other night?
Anyway, the play has picked up since my post.
I didn't say it was the most exciting game ever, but it sure wasn't dull. Anyway, the Flames did a great job defensively, pretty much neutralizing the Canucks. The difference tonight is the Flames were able to skate with the Canucks - which is not something you could say for the last few years. They have a lot of youth in the lineup now - Horak, Byron, Brodie, Backlund - all great skaters. Also, they added Blake Comeau, who has added a lot of speed to the line up. You notice that Babchuk isn't in the lineup. Guys like Smith have come in and taken his place - Smith has been very steady.
Anyway, it was a good win for the Flames - they needed the points. As for the Canucks - they didn't look great tonight - maybe because of the Flames defensive game and maybe because of the slight layoff they had - they didn't look sharp at all. But hey - you know damn well the Canucks will come out and kick some butt in thier next game.
Anyway, you win some, you lose some - no big deal - it's hockey. Merry Christmas to all!