Monday, April 16, 2007

Modano sounds frustrated / Flames may rally at home

Green with envy?

I love it. I can remember a time when we used to think this way about Dallas over the past few years. Now their star player Mike Modano is saying it about the Canucks:

"The scoring chances are slim and none out there," he said. "You try to make the most of it when you do get it. You've got to work through their checkers, then you've got to go through (defenceman Willie) Mitchell and then you've still got Luongo ... We've got our hands full.".

Haha! Is that beautiful or what? Modano has no goals in the series so far. Let's keep it that way!
Of course, I'm not taking anything away from Dallas, who can do the same thing to us.

Fire at Home

"I think these games are going to be a little bit different and I can expect more than 20 shots," Dominic Hasek said today. "They'll be home and will be throwing everything at us, so I expect more traffic and more work for me this time."
Hasek faced 20 shots in game 1 and 15 shots in game 2. That isn't going to cut it for Calgary.
These stats spell out the misery of Calgary:
-They have been outshot 97-35 in the first 2 games.
-The have been outscored 7-2. Their goals-for is worst overall, just below the Wild.
-Captain Jarome Iginla has 0 goals and 0 assists and 2 shots. It all starts with Iginla.
-They are nearly last in almost every stat except penalty killing, where they are middle of the pack at 86.7% efficiency.
The Flames will have to put the embarassment of the first 2 games out of their minds. They will no doubt be energized by their fans playing at home for games 3 and 4, and will have to win both games in order to have much hope at all. Maybe then they can find their identity and get on a roll. I'm not counting them out yet. Should be a great game tomorrow night.

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At April 17, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. , Anonymous Matt said...

Yeah, it would be nice if the Flames actually showed some effort. I bet the Avalanche are pissed off losing out the final playoff spot to these lazy bums. 15 shots? WTF? If the next 2 games go like the first 2, I think the only untouchables in the off season will be Kipper & Phaneuf (not that Phaneuf has been all that good, but he's too young to give up on so soon). Trade the rest of 'em (including Iginla).

With any luck, Temujin and I will be surrounded by celebrations on the Red Mile tonight!!!

At April 17, 2007 at 8:36 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

You lucky buggers!

I would fire the coach first. I wonder how ticked Sutter is right now. You'd think he'd like to fire Playfair and take over the coaching reins. Sutter could light a fire under their asses for sure!

Seeing the looks on the Flames players' faces during their interviews yesterday though...they almost look defeated in their own minds already.
Hope not.

At April 17, 2007 at 11:01 a.m. , Anonymous The Chief Canuck said...

That Modano quote is an instant classic!!

It will be repeated in future rounds.

At April 17, 2007 at 11:12 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Hopefully it's repeated for eternity!

Future rounds? Wait, Chief, you are certain the Canucks are going to win this series?


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