Sunday Open Thread: Eight Misbehavin'

Ryan Pike
December 21 2014 11:36AM

The Flames got a point last night, their first such standings point in 17 days. Since December 4, they're 0-7-1. Granted, a lot of the past 17 days has been horrid luck, but occasional lapses have come back to haunt the Calgary Flames in a big way lately.

So our Sunday question is thus: Has Calgary's losing streak changed your tune about the team, or are you satisfied with the team being at .500 (or thereabouts) around Christmas?

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First Star, Worst Star: December 21, 2014

jeanshorts
December 21 2014 08:32AM

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Everyone ready for Christmas? I usually leave all my gift getting until the last minute but I'm feeling generous so today my present to everyone is this weeks First Star, Worst Star! 

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Post-Game: The Loser Point

Ryan Pike
December 21 2014 01:43AM

The Calgary Flames finally earned another point - their first since their OT win against Colorado on December 4 - via a 3-2 overtime loss against Vancouver. So ends 17 point-less days this month, and hopefully a sign that the tide is turning.

They're back in action on Monday night in Los Angeles in their last game before the Christmas break.

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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Nation World HQ
December 20 2014 12:29PM

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Another week is in the books, and that means it's time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, our friends at the Royal Half round up a summary of the week that was from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division.

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FGD #35: The Panic Button (8pm MT; CBC)

Ryan Pike
December 20 2014 12:02PM

The Calgary Flames (17-15-2) have lost 7 games in a row. Their opponents tonight, the Vancouver Canucks (), have lost 5 games in a row.

A streak will end tonight.

I really hope it's Calgary's streak, because I am sick of writing the same "The Flames played well but something went bad and they lost!" game story. You can try and dress it up, but fundamentally we're experiencing the exact opposite of October and November, and it's just more fun to analyze wins than it is to dissect a string of very similar losses.

Is it time for us to crack each others' heads open and feast on the goo inside? We're not sure. We hope not. But with a loss against a reeling Vancouver Canucks team that is having a similarly tough go of it, it may be time to hit the proverbial panic button.

(For a view from the other side, visit our chums over at Canucks Army)

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