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Who will outsuck whom?

It’s the Blurst of times for the Canadiens and Flames right now. Calgary has just finished losing 4 straight for the first time this season, sullying many of the sky-high expectations they had built over the prior two months.

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Things fall apart

To be fair, the Flames are a streaky team, but this losing skid, which Anaheim stretched to four games yesterday afternoon, is the longest of the year. Unfortunately, things aren’t going to get much easier.

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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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