November 30 2010 08:05PM
It's been a rough 20-odd games for Flames fans. Aspirations of the club striking last year from our collective memories with a definitely strong opening to the season were dashed almost immediately when the Edmonton Oilers (the worst team in the league) objectively outplayed Calgary in the opening game. Fast forward six weeks and the Flames are looking up at the rest of the conference, with the spectre of a near .600 win % required to simply slip into the post-season as an 8th seed haunting the club's every game.
So there's been lots of complaining and gnashing of teeth. That's my default position, frankly, but even the optimistic have been mostly disheartened through the early going here.
Granting that stuff, the fact is - it's not all bad. There are some positives to take from the Flames first 24 games, even if the overall picture is a gray one.
November 29 2010 09:43PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20351
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Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20335
November 26 2010 02:02PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20323
November 25 2010 05:31PM
(As usual, Robert Cleave and Pat Steinberg were good enough to provide some interesting answers to my rather un-interesting questions. It was tough to veer away from inquiries like "how many effigies have burned of Sutter so far?", but we managed - KW)
1.) The Flames are 14th in the WC through the first 21 games. Is there any positives team-wise so far?