The 3 biggest Calgary Flames worries

Pat Steinberg
January 25 2017 10:00AM

The Calgary Flames are officially in a slump. Following their 5-1 loss in Montreal on Tuesday night, the Flames have now lost four straight and eight of their last 11. With one more game before the All-Star Break and just four games between now and Feb. 13, Calgary is in a pretty pivotal part of their schedule. There's no question this team is struggling right now, but three things concern me more than anything else.

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Canadiens 5, Flames 1 post-game embers: And so it goes

Ari Yanover
January 25 2017 08:00AM

I hope you guys enjoyed Mike the past couple of post-game mornings. It's really difficult to figure out how to write essentially the same post over and over and over.

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Kyla Lane
January 25 2017 07:00AM

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Everyone is entitled to mental health. Period. Unfortunately,  one in five Canadians will struggle with a mental illness, making mental health difficult to attain for many. With odds like that, each and every citizen of Canada will know at least one person who suffers from or has been affected by someone suffering from mental illness. And that’s why initiatives like Bell Let’s Talk Day are crucial in the quest of not only raising money for mental illness but bringing much-needed awareness to it.

I understand and apologize that this isn't a hockey article that you would normally come here to read, but this is a conversation that's definitely worth having. 

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Post-Game: Flickering Flames fall to .500

Ryan Pike
January 24 2017 08:47PM

(Eric Bolte / USA Today Sports)

Early this season, the Calgary Flames were a bad team. They went on nice little runs here and there, but they couldn't crack the .500 mark. Later on, they finally broke through and went on a run into a playoff spot. For weeks, they were a wildcard team that just couldn't quite do enough to climb into a divisional playoff spot. They seemed destined to be in the wildcard mix until the end of the season.

Instead, the Flames have gone on one of the most mind-bogglingly bad runs we've seen in years. They lost another one-sided game tonight, dropping a 5-1 decision to the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Once flirting with a divisional playoff spot, they've crashed back down to .500.

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Ditching Treliving would send the wrong message at the wrong time

Ryan Pike
January 24 2017 02:00PM

Our dear friends at Sportsnet 960 The Fan had hockey information maven Elliotte Friedman on their station Monday morning for his regular hit and he reiterated a fairly interesting (and alarming) piece of information: Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving is in the final year of his contract. Friedman also noted that he's "not 100% convinced" that Treliving will be back for the 2017-18 season.

All due respect to the people involving in the decision-making process, but ditching Treliving after just three seasons would send the absolute wrong message to the hockey world at the absolute wrong time.

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