FGD: Oh Great...

Pat Steinberg
November 26 2010 07:05AM

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 22: Carey Price  of the Montreal Canadiens looks on after giving up a goal to Claude Giroux  of The Philadelphia Flyers during their game on November 22, 2010 at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Well, on paper this one seems like a bit of a mismatch...the floundering Calgary Flames riding a three game losing skid take on the NHL best Philadelphia Flyers this morning in the City of Brotherly Love (11 am, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  The Flames have yet to post a victory on this five game road trip, and earning one today will be a tall task...yet maybe their red hot opponent will provide just the boost Calgary needs to raise their game.  Or maybe not.

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Game Day Preview: Feeling the Love

Robert Cleave
November 26 2010 07:05AM

 

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (top) makes a save on the Ottawa Senators center Peter Regin (13) during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 15, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

 

 

The Flames have a Black Friday matinee this afternoon in the City of Brotherly Love, at a time where love of any sort for the team has been tough to come by. I can't imagine matters getting any easier today, as Calgary meets a very talented club that's also got the percentages working for them.

 

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Flames 2010-11 Quarter pole Roundtable

Kent Wilson
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?

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Some Positive Spin

Kent Wilson
November 25 2010 09:32AM

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 9: Niklas Hagman #11 of the Calgary Flames celebrates his goal against the Ottawa Senators with his teammates Robyn Regher #28,Matt Stajan #18 and Jarome Iginla #12 in a game at Scotiabank Place on February 9, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. The Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators are tied 1-1 after one period. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

 

(Puck Prospectus' Robert Vollman tries to distract us all from the Flames lousy November with his recent numbers-based offering)

Down in the dumps about the losing skid and need some good news? After the downright heresy of suggesting that Lanny McDonald’s and Mike Vernon’s numbers shouldn’t have been retired, I felt I owed you one, so I’m going to share two pieces of good news.

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Postgame: Zzzzzzzzz

Pat Steinberg
November 24 2010 08:55PM

That was as uneventful a hockey game as we've seen involving the Flames this season, and that includes a 3-0 loss to Florida early on in the season.  Calgary's 2-1 shootout loss to the Devils on Wednesday night was difficult to watch, and the end result was either positive or negative...the negative, a third straight loss for the Flames.  The positive...they earned a point.

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