Lots of trade talk in the mailbag this week, which is not different from last week! I predict that should the Flames not make any trades, it could be a very strong theme for next week too! Let’s dive in.
It’s very juxtaposing that the Calgary Flames have so many predictable traits but can manage to make their games interesting. A slow start, penalty trouble, a multi-goal deficit in the third period, and a dramatic comeback all made appearances in last night’s game. The result? This time, penalty trouble made them pay and the Flames…
In their previous 10 games, the Calgary Flames had just two regulation wins. It was looking that trend might carry on to start against the New Jersey Devils last night until the Flames remembered one key thing: as much as they try to hide it, they can actually be a very good hockey team.
Generally, this season, games have gone one of three ways for the Calgary Flames. Either they are drastically not good enough to win, they are just good enough to win, or they look well on their way to a loss before they remember they can be really good at hockey sometimes. You’ll never guess what…
The Calgary Flames had a chance to take home seven of 10 points from their road trip, and looked like they might after 20 minutes. However, there was just not enough tank in the gas at the end of their journey, and the Washington Capitals wrapped this up without much fuss.
Ahead of their tilt with the Washington Capitals, the Calgary Flames learned they will be without the services of Milan Lucic for the next two games.
After two games where the Calgary Flames did not show up whatsoever during the third period, they exclusively played well after 40 minutes against Nashville. There’s a lot to break down and some major red flags, but let’s also take a minute to recognize that the end of that game absolutely ruled.
The Calgary Flames placed Tobias Rieder on waivers today, presumably with the intent of sending him down to the Stockton Heat.
They were close. They were close to remaining perfect in outdoor games. They were close to not even allowing a goal. Close only buys you one point though. Two would have been better.
Well, that was a fun romp. A romp that was decidedly more stressful than it needed to be when they were up 4-2 in the third, but a fun romp nonetheless.
A year ago, the Calgary Flames seemed decidedly average when they lost to the Washington Capitals in their eleventh game to fall to a 5-5-1 record. Now, after seeing history repeat itself this season, the question arises: will the Flames find a spark to become something better?
Who are the Calgary Flames this season? It’s unlikely they’re as bad as they were last night, but that might have been a statement type of game for them – for all the wrong reasons.