I am hardly a homer. In fact, if you had bothered to read the hockey threads in the past, you would know that I am a Senators fan, and to a lesser extent, Vancouver. I am simply defending a team that I do not believe is as bad as you think. I like the Flames, and go to Flames games, but they are not my overall favourite team. You assume that because I live in Calgary, I am a diehard Flames fan. Of course they lost, they were wearing those awful horse jerseys This is a team that Darryl Sutter has built for success. He has an elite player, Iginla, multiple 20 goal threads, Amonte(20 goals last season), Langkow(21 goals last season), Reinprecht(18 goals last time he played close to a full season, two seasons ago), Simon(17 goals in last two seasons), Donovan(18 goals last season), some pretty good defencemen, Regehr, Leopold, and the rookie Phaneuf, etc., etc., etc., I am not going to respond to anything else you post on this subject for two reasons: 1)I don't feel like arguing anymore 2)I feel like I am arguing with a brick wall.