“You may say that I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one.”- John Lennon
What if the Flames won the Stanley Cup this year?
What if the Flames don’t make the playoffs this year?
What if Darryl Sutter doesn’t make it through the season?
What if Iginla scores 50 again?
What if Olli scores 40?
What if Olli scores 10?
What if Tanguay has 50 assists this year?
What if Kipper wins the vezina?
What if Kipper got hurt?
What if Calgary skipped over the Keenan era?
What if the lockout never happened?
What if the lockout never ended?
What if the Gelinas goal actually counted?
What if Turek never got hurt?
What if the Flames never hired Sutter?
What if the Young Guns were actually good?
What if Darth Vader wasn’t actually Luke’s father?
What if the Flames never traded for Iginla?
What if the Flames never traded Gilmour?
What if 1989 never happened?
What if the Flames never drafted Theo Fleury?
What if the Flames didn’t trade Brett Hull?
What if 1986 actually happened?
What if Marty was in fact stuck in 1955?
What if the Flames never acquired Lanny McDonald?
What if Calgary never acquired the Flames?
As sports fans, as in life, we are bombarded with a million ‘what ifs’ every single day.
For the Calgary Flames, this has been a pre-season filled with too many ‘what ifs’ to even count.
Never has a season been such a question mark at the beginning of the year. Ok, maybe I’m over exaggerating a tad, but not too many people in the sports world can make heads or tails of this current Flames team. Sutter has successfully confused the entire hockey world with his irregular maneuvers.
Maybe he IS the mastermind he makes himself out to be. Then again, maybe not.
Either way I think John Lennon was onto something, because it’s fun to think ‘what if,’ and it’s fun to dream up endless scenarios and possibilities for something you care far too much about.
Go Flames Go!
Have a good weekend!