March 29 2012 09:27AM
When the playoff hunt is over, the various milestones are the only interesting things worth watching that remain. You know about the big milestones, like Jarome Iginla's amazing 11 consecutive 30-goal streak or Jay Bouwmeester's iron man streak, having recently passed Billy Harris into 7th all-time, but what about the more trivial milestones?
March 28 2012 11:19PM
When you're two points out of a playoff spot and you are playing a team in your own barn that you are trying to catch in the standings, it's probably a good idea to come out with a lot of energy and throw everything including the kitchen sink at your opponent. Instead the Flames came out and basically threw the baby out with the bath water and with it, any chance of getting into the playoffs.
March 28 2012 10:13PM
March 28 2012 01:25PM
Five games, two points out, a narrowing window and an ever present, but dwindling hope the Flames can pull off the miraculous. For some fans, the last five games remain a glimmer on the edge of a darkening horizon. Others, however, feel like a death row inmate waiting out the inevitable.
March 28 2012 10:25AM
Show any hard hit on a star player, or any cheap shot, and someone is bound to talk about the need to dump the instigator rule. They may reference the magical time before the instigator rule was implemented, generally in a ‘back when men were men and rats were hunted down and killed’ sort of way.
It’s self-delusion, of course.