I'm Joe, 28, native Manitoban currently living in Calgary. I've been a lifelong Montreal Canadiens' fan, but my adoration of Jarome Iginla exceeds my worship of any one particular Hab. I have yet to be able to attend a Flames' game in Calgary, but nonetheless, being in the very city where my favorite player is revered as a god is a nice switch from Manitoba.
I enjoy watching Montreal games on the RDS channel (pretty much the only thing that channel's good for), as well as any Flames and Oilers games on Sportsnet with my Oiler fan roommate. I don't really take a hard line in the Battle of Alberta though...while I like to see Iggy excel in them, I appreciate the young talent coming up in Edmonton and enjoy watching them.
I also am a participant in 4 online keeper fantasy hockey leagues, and my imaginary GMing duties keep me busy and lead to a lot of wasted time online. But it helps give me an additional vested interest in each hockey season by forcing me to keep tabs on the game's emerging young players and test my eye for talent.
Always up for a good chat with any hockey fan about any aspect of the game that I love.
Good morning my mate.
We sell Levitra on line!
Your girlfriend will be blithe !
Hi Joe, hope you stoked for the new season!
Here's a quick update from the Flames Community Leader:
Flames Preseason Game #1: FLA (3) @ CAL(2).
After a scoreless first period, the Panthers took a one goal lead early in the second when LW David Booth scored. Calgary would respond with an impressively offensive 25 minutes of play, going ahead 2-1 on goals from Dustin Boyd and Jarome Iginla.
At 10:14 of the 3rd, Florida tied it up on an Rostislav Olesz, and Jay Bowmeester locked the win with a marker five minutes before the buzzer. The Flames showed bursts of offensive and defensive flair, but the plays which reslted in goals were slipshod, such as scrambles for pucks behind their net. Despite this, Curtis McElhinney looked solidly positioned most of the night. Both sides allowed penalties, but only Calgary was able to convert with the man advantage.
Molson 3 Stars:
* 1st-CAL #41 Dustin Boyd (1G-1A)
** 2nd-FLA #4 Jay Bowmeester (1G, GW)
*** 3rd-CAL #45 Jaimie Lundmark (1A)
Shots: CAL - 26, FLA - 25
Newcomers John Negrin and Mikael Backlund looked relatively comfortable. Started off slow and sloppy, but evolved into a fairly intense "meaningless" game.
Last year's opener was a 3-0 loss to Florida...at least there's some improvement!
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I'll definitely attest to that Joe, although I'm a Leafs fan so I can't say much! Here's hopin the Flames can pull'er out in the first round!
Welcome to the Bleacher Report team!