The end, mercifully

Kent Wilson
April 07 2010 10:41AM

Colorado Avalanche v Calgary Flames


The agonizing death march has finally concluded, aptly enough with yet another one goal performance. The Flames were by no means bad last night against San Jose; like many other nights this season they were simply stifled by a lack of creativity and finish. I won't say that was the Flames only problem this year - there's been some very obvious possession and special teams issues - but it has frequently been the most glaring. Charlie Simmer's "get bodies to the net, keep it simple" cliche seems to have been the club's offensive mantra this season, and when pucks started deflecting into the corner rather the net sometime in November (as they were bound to) the wins became a whole lot tougher to come by. 

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GDFD No. 80: The Biggest Game of the Year Pt. (I think) 5

Ryan Lambert
April 06 2010 03:44PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 80th game of the season on April 6, 2010.

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What's on tap: April 6th, 2010

Pat Steinberg
April 06 2010 07:55AM

Well, it could be a good day for the Calgary Flames — a day where they return to an 8th place tie with the Colorado Avalanche. On the other hand, it could be a worst-case-scenario day for the Flames, with their playoff hopes ending following the fate of game #80. Let's see how it all breaks down.

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Flames Since the Deadline

Kent Wilson
April 06 2010 12:18AM


One of the sad realities of being a Flames fan the last few years has been the club's tendency to stumble down the stretch. Under Playfair, the club went 9-8-1 the last 6 weeks before slinking into the post-season and getting roasted by the Red Wings. In Keenan's first season, Calgary went 8-6-1 down the stretch. Last year was the famous Jokinen/injury/cap pinch fiasco and the record was appropriately poor: 9-11-0.

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Better...But Not Good Enough

Kent Wilson
April 05 2010 08:48AM

IL: Anaheim Ducks v Chicago Blackhawks


The Flames season of irony continued yesterday. Calgary as a team played their best game in recent memory...and, of course, ended up losing by a wide margin. Some of that is a credit to the team they were playing, but really, it's just par for the course for this club in 2009-10.

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