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Maybe saying the flames are the next redwings might be a bit of stretch but there roster is looking good for many years. This years line up should contend for the cup and like the wings there team starts with a solid defense. Is boumeester, phanuef and regher, compariable to lidstrom, rafalski and krownwall ? or maybe the question should can they develop into that trio? goaltending seems to be solid for the flames for years with kipper. This should help with a little less depth scoring then the wings, although they will still probably be top ten in goals again this year with iginla good for 40 and jokinen,langkow and bourque with the potential to hit 30 and moss glencross and maybe phaneuf being to hit the 20 goal mark. All together this looks like a club that will be a contneder now but also in the future with young players like backlund,nemisz and irving. these young will be key developing and by bringing in rookies that can play should help us in the future with any salary cap problems. So to darryl Sutter i tip my hat to you on building a team that should contend for years to come.
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