April 16 2011 09:58AM
Now obviously it would be at least semi-reasonable to throw a blanket over everything with something like a D+ grade for everyone, and I'd probably get very little in the way of argument from anyone who watched this team for 82 games. It wasn't, to put it lightly, a pretty season.
April 15 2011 08:59AM
The Flames season is over in early April for the second year in a row. Lots of questions heading into the summer, including most importantly who is going to run this thing now that Darryl is out the door.
April 14 2011 11:41AM
Empowered by his initial success and emboldened by the installment of friends and family throughout the organization, Sutter was free to indulge his very singular habits and pursue his very singular vision during his reign as the Flames general manager. The unlikely 2003-04 post-season success and the 103 point season the following year cemented the Flames "contender" status in the mind of the team's manager, augmenting expectations in town and around the league as well.
April 12 2011 05:46PM
I wasn't particularly impressed with Brent Sutter's work last season, to be frank. The Flames took a significant step backwards in terms of their play, relying on shot suppression and Miikka Kiprusoff entirely too often on route to a 90 point season and 10th place in the Conference. Given that the Flames have just finished 10th yet again, it might be sensible to think that he wasn't much better this year, but there a few items of interest that suggest that he might have learned a few things over the course of the last two seasons.
April 12 2011 02:19PM
The regular season is ended. Now cometh upon us the time of the playoff.
Not coincidentally, the time of playoff prediction is here.