It’s all over but the cryin’

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Lots of post mortems to come in the wake of another first round Flames exit. Let’s take a tour around the immediate reactions:

Eric Francis points multiple fingers. He also ponders the potential fate of the Flames pending free agents.

– Allen Cameron talks to Keenan about the Flames spate of injuries. The list of wounded by the end of the season was fairly extensive.

– Kipper puts to bed the persistant belief that fatigue is a factor in his decline.

– Over at Hit the Post, WI vents and tees up her forthcoming fisking of Sutter’s cap management. Also, blogmate Duncan applauds Dowbiggens not-so-complimentary piece today.

– I have an open “discussion” thread over at my other place for anyone who wants to rant, vent, propose changes, etc.

More to come as the off-season matures, surely.

  • Karma is a B!tch. You guys (Flames Fans) spent the last three seasons poking fun at a rebuilding Oiler sqaud… Now, with nothing but another batch of first round exits to boast about: Flames Ownership should seriously consider a total rebuild of thier own.

  • Chris wrote:

    Karma is a B!tch. You guys (Flames Fans) spent the last three seasons poking fun at a rebuilding Oiler sqaud… Now, with nothing but another batch of first round exits to boast about: Flames Ownership should seriously consider a total rebuild of thier own.

    And, if so, I assume you won't "tempt karma" by laughing at the Flames during their rebuilding phase…right? Right??

  • @ Kent:

    Why risk breaking a beautiful cycle? Cheers!

    P.S. Flames Fans. If you are enjoying wallowing in your collective pain: Johnathan Willis wrote an absolute KILLER Flames eulogy. The link is available on comment #61 of the Expected Vs Actual save Percentage Article a few posts back.

  • I think everyone that isn't on the coaching staff of the Flames can see the same pattern repeat itself (and getting worse) year after year: ride kipper all season until he's got nothing left in the tank, exit first round of the playoffs. This year, his decline started much sooner; there was no way they should have tanked a
    10-game lead in the division like that.

    That said, it looks good on them. Big changes happening in Edmonton this summer, and I'm sure Flames fans are hoping for the same thing.