Well, there's only one wounded ego here. Mine. Yes, I have dragged myself back to my blog after a long absence. Coincidentally, my departure from my egomaniacal ranting coincides with the night my beloved Flames went out in the 6th game. God I was pissed off.
So what happened? Playfair happened, first of all. I know many of you are eager to shower me with praise for my year-long pilgrammage to oust Playfair as coach, only to see my educated jeers fall on deaf ears (except yours).
What else happened? Grit and passion. Where the hell was it? I was embarassed, as was many of my faithful.
I will not dwell, however, on these passings, as they are but a bitter memory.
So, the questions is now What Have We Done?
Playfair for Keenan.
Added TALENTED grit.
Is this enough? No. Is this a start? Yes. We are well one the way to where we were in '04, highly upgraded skillwise. There is this nagging at my shoulder, however, that we need another big name. Almost placeboish, just a body that brings excitement or buzz, while molding into what we need.
I hear Eklund assigning Lindros as a trade rumour to Calgary. Who the hell knows where that comes from, but seriously, I'd jump at him just for the hell of it.
It's that type of player we need now, as I think we have all the essentials covered. Scoring, Defense, Goaltending, Coaching, Young Bodies, blah blah blah. Now we need a "holy poop he's in Calgary?" player.