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08:21 AM ET 04.03 | Close finishes have haunted the Flames all season long, and it may haunt them this offseason, too. [Calgary's] inability to win the close one will also be the most seductive red herring to ponder in the months ahead. In effect, it provides ownership and management with one more opportunity to delude themselves into thinking the club is close to respectability. ... Internally, the Flames genuinely seem to think that the bones of a successful team are in place. Externally, most people see a middle- to lower-echelon club whose primary stars, right winger Jarome Iginla and goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, are one year older and one year further removed from their respective primes.

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April 3, 2012  09:02 AM ET

"Internally, the Flames genuinely seem to think that the bones of a successful team are in place."

Are we sure about that? Still pulling for ya, JI.

April 3, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Looks like a possible stampede out of Calgary.

April 3, 2012  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Looks like a possible stampede out of Calgary.

Back to Atlanta ;)

April 3, 2012  09:17 AM ET

maybe they can get that great hockey mind Milbury to run them.
I figure with PM hopefully going to Montreal, we can get Milbury to go to Calgary...we can get all the schmucks (an olde Scots/Gaelic term) off the telecasts one by one

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April 3, 2012  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

maybe they can get that great hockey mind Milbury to run them. I figure with PM hopefully going to Montreal, we can get Milbury to go to Calgary...we can get all the schmucks (an olde Scots/Gaelic term) off the telecasts one by one

Dare to dream, Spiny....dare to dream.

April 3, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Dare to dream, Spiny....dare to dream.

those two make me miss the heady analysis of Darren Pang

April 3, 2012  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

those two make me miss the heady analysis of Darren Pang

LMAO!

April 3, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

those two make me miss the heady analysis of Darren Pang

Alias Mini-me.

April 3, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

those two make me miss the heady analysis of Darren Pang

He's probably not on PK's Christmas card list.

April 3, 2012  10:42 AM ET

Flames front office deluding itself


Is that the same as having a cleanse?

April 3, 2012  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Flames front office deluding itselfIs that the same as having a cleanse?

no, that wopuld be de-lousing itself

April 3, 2012  11:44 AM ET

And this is news? Well, to anyone except Harry?

April 3, 2012  11:44 AM ET

^^^ sorry, meant to say it's news to anyone other than our dear HC....who's known this for quite some time....

April 3, 2012  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

those two make me miss the heady analysis of Darren Pang

Holy jumpin!

April 3, 2012  01:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

^^^ sorry, meant to say it's news to anyone other than our dear HC....who's known this for quite some time....

The amazing thing is that the Flames owners are proven successful rich business people. How can they be so smart in one way and yet completely stunned boneheads when analyzing our Team ??? Really Fu ***** pi**** me off !!!!

April 3, 2012  01:03 PM ET
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Looks like a possible stampede out of Calgary.

Most Flames fans are hoping season ticket holders will brainup and let our idiot owners see a sea of empty seats

April 3, 2012  01:08 PM ET

The only thing missing in your avatar Harry is the bag actually in flames.

April 3, 2012  01:27 PM ET
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The only thing missing in your avatar Harry is the bag actually in flames.

The Stupid Flames are not worthy of an avatar that signifies heat or energy of any kind at this point !!&^%!!@@!

 
April 3, 2012  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

The Stupid Flames are not worthy of an avatar that signifies heat or energy of any kind at this point !!&^%!!@@!

Oooops.....flame out.

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