We have not run a gag or a bit in forever. Today will not be the day we break that streak.
Because, honestly, we got nothing. The funniest thing we have heard about the Flames lately was in the columns out today, talking about JBlow and the ironman streak. Uhh, yeah, for sure. Because the cat doesn't hit anybody!
Or, as Busby deadpanned: 'While no one would claim Bouwmeester is the next Scott Stevens as a physical blueliner...' You know, because who would expect a player who is 6'4, 220 pounds, and is fast enough on skates that he could put any forward in his sights, to actually hit anyone.
Some of you don't place importance on JBlows physicality, and we think that is wrong. If JBlow is going to be playing for 30 minutes a game, but he doesn't hit anybody, then those aren't exactly hard minutes for the opposition. Stick checks might be embarrassing, but they aren't going to keep a player from the corner. A check does. Intimidation, like it or not, is a quality. Chris Pronger is effective because he not only plays a ton of minutes, but because when he is on the ice opposition players need to keep their heads up, lest they want to eat a dirty elbow.
How many months do you think JBlows parents would ground him if he threw a dirty elbow?
Anyways, JBlow is the biggest pussy on this team. This team has Matt Stajan on it.
JBlows pussy cat act:
No shit he is the NHL's ironman. He never hits anybody. We would take the annually injured Pronger over JBlow and his 'streak' any day.
Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.