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What’s on tap: April 6th, 2010

Well, it could be a good day for the Calgary Flames — a day where they return to an 8th place tie with the Colorado Avalanche. On the other hand, it could be a worst-case-scenario day for the Flames, with their playoff hopes ending following the fate of game #80. Let’s see how it all…

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Flames Since the Deadline

  One of the sad realities of being a Flames fan the last few years has been the club’s tendency to stumble down the stretch. Under Playfair, the club went 9-8-1 the last 6 weeks before slinking into the post-season and getting roasted by the Red Wings. In Keenan’s first season, Calgary went 8-6-1 down…

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Better…But Not Good Enough

  The Flames season of irony continued yesterday. Calgary as a team played their best game in recent memory…and, of course, ended up losing by a wide margin. Some of that is a credit to the team they were playing, but really, it’s just par for the course for this club in 2009-10.

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The Situation Room

Well, after an Easter to forget for the Calgary Flames and their faithful, just where does it sit now? With all the positive vibes coming from a well played 2–1 victory in Denver, a lot of it was undone with a 4-1 loss in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Let’s take a look at the situation…

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Flames Inch Closer to Playoff Picture, Ambivalence Reigns

  The Flames squeaked out a close one against the Avs last night, moving them into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The hometown heroes managed to pull an "Avalanche special" in Colorado last night, getting mostly outshot and outplayed but riding a favorable bounce and some outstanding goaltending…

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What’s on tap: April 2nd, 2010

Well, it looks less and less likely that the Calgary Flames are going to catch any other Western Conference playoff team not named the Colorado Avalanche. Why? Well, because all those teams they’re chasing decided to win on Thursday night. Luckily, the schedule presents itself nicely for the 9th place Flames.

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What’s on tap: April 1st, 2010

It’s not an April Fools Day joke. The Calgary Flames really are back in this thing, and they really could be tied for a playoff spot come Saturday morning. But that assumes they go out and play the type of hockey they need to, which hasn’t been a guarantee this season. Let’s see what’s going…

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The Colorado Avalanche Can be Caught

  Those who have been reading me for awhile know I’ve been waiting for this: the collapse of the Colorado Avalanche. The NHL’s most uncanny team this season has been riding a wave of fortune so extended and unlikely, I’d almost begun to wonder if Joe Sacco had somehow discovered a new, paradigm-shifting hockey coaching…

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Hope Springs Eternal

The Flames and Ducks managed to breath new life into the Flames dying playoff hopes last night. With Calgary’s win and the Colorado loss, the Flames are now just two points behind the faltering Avs for the final playoff position. Curtis McElhinney says "you’re welcome"

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