Calgary/Chicago Parallels

Kent Wilson
February 05 2009 11:00AM

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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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Uuuuuugh

Ryan Lambert
February 04 2009 09:58AM

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Can the Flames just opt out of their remaining games with Dallas? If there's an NHL rule that prohibits forfeit, we, as fans, should be hard at work finding ways to circumvent it.

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The trade deadline approacheth

Jason Gregor
February 04 2009 08:03AM

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It’s exactly four weeks, or 28 days until the most anticipated day of the year for hockey fans -- trade deadline day. And for the first time in a long time it will happen on a Wednesday instead of a Tuesday.

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GDFD No. 50: Over/under on goals is 14

Ryan Lambert
February 03 2009 04:21PM

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Welcome to the second Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 50th game of the season on Feb. 3, 2009.

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Win one without the Kipper (maybe?)

Kent Wilson
February 03 2009 03:10PM

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While I concluded below that the Flames should be in line for an improved road record going forward, there's absolutely no guarantees that the turn-around will begin this evening in Dallas.

Working against the Flames is the dreaded "road game less than 24 hours after the previous road game". Calgary has suffered some of their worst losses of the year on the second night of a back-to-back this season (6-2 in Chicago, 6-2 in Colorado), so history isn't exactly on our side here.

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