A victory both unlikely and unimpressive

Kent Wilson
March 29 2010 08:41AM

Calgary Flames v Washington Capitals


The Flames win over the Capitals yesterday was an unlikely one. Unlikely because of the gap between the two teams in the standings. Unlikely because Washington is the highest scoring team in the league and the Flames are...not. Unlikely because of Calgary's ineptitude leading into the contest. Not a lot of folks would have put money on the Flames yesterday and for good reason.

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GDFD No. 76: You know it

Ryan Lambert
March 28 2010 09:19AM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 76th game of the season on March 28, 2010.

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It's Over

March 27 2010 01:45PM


For those who still had any hope, a 5-0 drubbing to the Boston Bruins in what can now be described as the Flames' last must-win game of the season, "IT'S OVER, IT'S OVER NOW, MOVE OVER... THE FLAMES SHUT DOWN, SORRY!"

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GDFD 75: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Kent Wilson
March 27 2010 09:36AM

If there's a silver lining to the Flames current predicament, it's that all anxieties have been removed from the remaining games. No more do Flames fans have to worry about line combinations, injuries, the out-of-town scoreboard, etc. Each game can now be enjoyed as an event unto itself*. Stand out performances can be celebrated in isolation. Stinkers can be immediately forgotten. Games can now be singular without relation to prior results or future consequences. It's just hockey now folks - mean, fast, hard, fun.

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Island of despair: Flames done

Jean Lefebvre
March 26 2010 09:57AM

Six percent.

That's an outstanding figure if you're talking about body-fat content and an annoying one if the subject is taxation rate, but as Calgary Flames fans will attest, it's an absolutely depressing number if it's the playoff chances for your favourite hockey club.

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