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On Perceptions and the Swoon

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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Kryptonite

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?

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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Calgary/Chicago Parallels

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…

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Uuuuuugh

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

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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Win one without the Kipper (maybe?)

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…

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Investigating the Flames road issues

Due to some server issues, this was cross-posted from my site. After last night’s loss at the hands of the bottom-feeding Colorado Avalanche, the Flames road record dipped to a mediocre 11-10-1; a stark contrast to their 19-5-3 home dominance.

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