Flames Nation Weekly Power Rankings: How To Make This Worse

bookofloob
March 03 2015 03:16PM

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Let's face it, yesterday sucked. On a personal note, I had to come back from a week long trip to California (I got a sunburn in February, so yeah, it was pretty good) and every time I got off a plane (I had two connector flights because I wanted to save like probably only $30 or something) bad things happened.

My first connection was in Salt Lake City and two monumentally bad things happened. A) I was in Salt Lake City, and B) Sven got traded. But not only did Sven get traded, Sven got traded to THEM.

Then, upon setting foot into Sea-Tac on what was actually a very lovely afternoon in Seattle, I was beset with paralysis after reading the news that Mark Giordano was to miss the rest of the season (and playoffs, as if to suggest this team has any business being in the playoffs with Giordano out of the lineup)

We were all still trying to come to terms with the hilarity of David Clarkson killing the Leafs being ruined, then these bombshells. There is maybe a prevailing thought amongst you, the readers of this fine blog, that these here power rankings might distract you from the grim reality plaguing our heroes in Cowtown, and I'm here to tell you "I don't know".

So here they are! As always, please take them very. seriously.

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FGD #63: Welcome to Wherever You Are (5pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
March 03 2015 01:00PM

The Brier road trip has not been nice to the Calgary Flames. So far, they've lost two games and their captain. Their seven-game trek continues tonight in Philadelphia when they visit the Flyers.

The Flames weren't very good against the Rangers, but they were better against a bad Devils team and a pretty good Islanders team. Hopefully that upward trend continues, because there are points on the table here against a Flyers team that has struggled with inconsistency this season. Giordano or no Giordano, they still have a (small) chance of making the playoffs.

Puck drop is at 5pm MT and the game's on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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Two Flames Owners On 2015 Forbes Billionaires List

Ryan Pike
March 03 2015 12:00PM

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In the midst of all the trade deadline chaos, the fine people at Forbes Magazine released the 2015 edition of their list of the world's wealthiest individuals. Two Calgary Flames owners made their list of those estimated to be the world's billionaires.

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When did the Flames go wrong with Sven Baertschi?

arii
March 03 2015 11:00AM

At the very beginning.

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The Stretch Drive: A Preview

Ryan Pike
March 03 2015 09:00AM

The trade deadline has passed. Mark Giordano is out for the remainder of the season and Curtis Glencross and Sven Baertschi have left the Calgary Flames organization via trades.

Tonight is the first of the final 20 games of the 2014-15 season. Against all odds, the Calgary Flames enter this final stretch in a playoff spot.

Here's what the Flames have left between now and Game 82 on April 11 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

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