On Perceptions and the Swoon

Kent Wilson
February 07 2009 11:00AM


Both the Ducks and the Flames will be desperate for a win today: the Flames, because a 4 game losing streak would remind them of the late season swoons they experienced under both Keenan and Playfair, while the Ducks are currently enmeshed in the cluster-f that is the Western Conference play-off bubble.

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Kent Wilson
February 06 2009 12:59PM


Jarome Iginla has played 4 games against the Hawks this year, managed zero goals, three assists...and a ghastly -9 rating. That's arguably the worst stats line for the captain versus any team in the league.

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Frustrated yet?

Ryan Lambert
February 06 2009 08:35AM


The bad news: The Flames went 0-3-1 against the Blackhawks with 19 goals against in those four games. The good news: They don't gotta play the Blackhawks no more.

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GDFD No. 51: Look at this glass

Ryan Lambert
February 05 2009 04:11PM


Welcome to the third Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 51st game of the season on Feb. 5, 2009.

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Calgary/Chicago Parallels

Kent Wilson
February 05 2009 11:00AM


Although the team is busy having closed door meetings, there isn't too much to complain about in Flames country currently. I mean, there's the road record, but Im not too worried about it.

Otherwise, the Flames are golden. They are ensconced in 3rd in the Conference, with long views between the teams ahead and behind them. Injuries are few and Kiprusoff has actually looked like a starting goalie the last month or so. We're a month away from the trade deadline and two months away from the post-season. Manufacturing concern is going to be difficult for awhile here. When "guarding against complacency" is your primary concern, you're in a good place.

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