Finally we can concentrate on the offseason and.. oh they actually made the playoffs? Rats.
Regardless of where the Flames finished in the standings (fifth!), the last few weeks have made the season feel like a complete disaster.
The goaltending has been awful. No one can score. The power play stinks on ice. Everybody’s hurt. There’s not even enough cap space to ice a full team. And then a night like that against a bad and hopeless team rolls around and we’re supposed to feel better about everything, apparently.
Well I’m all set, thanks.
This team is going nowhere in the playoffs. The Chicago Blackhawks? That’s not going to end well. I’m too annoyed with this team to string together too many cogent thoughts about it right this second (and Easter dinner is calling my name), so let’s get straight to it…
Curtis McElhinney — I thought he played very well, making 35 saves and finally picking up his first-ever NHL win. Congrats.
Mike Cammalleri — He went 2-1-3 for yet another big night.
The regular season is over — Hooray.
Craig Conroy — It always seems like if he has a good night, he drags someone else along for the ride.
Discipline — Calgary took just one penalty despite what had to be some incredibly tired legs.
Winning at all — What’d Calgary use? Something like 15 skaters? I don’t care how bad the opponent is, you shouldn’t win with a bench that short.
Not too much.
The chances of the Flames doing anything of note in the playoffs — They’re very slim indeed.