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Typical Terrible Flames: Calgary 4 – Tampa Bay 5 (OT)

Why does Florida have two NHL teams? I digress.

Calgary stunk out the joint again against a team that’s won one game in the past 9 (or maybe it’s seven but it doesn’t really matter). We can only hope the Lightning don’t make the playoffs so the 1-3-1 system can die, but the Flames play at 75% of their system and won’t be in the playoffs either.

Calgary can only mount attacks in spurts separated by full periods. At times the offence is stymied and their lines are lost, at other times they’re dominant. Why they insist on turning ‘it’ on and off is anybody’s guess. There are spurts of solid play, but 65% of a 60 minute hockey game means you lose more than you win. Calgary lost tonight because they got out hit, out worked, out scored, everything, for most of the game. Sure they tied it up, but too little too late.


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Short in Nashville: Flames 1 – Predators 2

Calgary falls back to .500 hockey as their brief winning streak came to a close. The Flames did well to beat underwhelming opposition like Carolina, Edmonton, and Colorado. They came up short against an improved Nashville team–this year’s Minnesota. Team’s who play a boring style of hockey like Nashville should be fined (albeit that would mean Calgary for year’s would’ve been paying :P).

Calgary can’t beat teams like Nashville, the simple matter is there’s no scoring when it counts. Who cares if you can score 7 against Carolina? Nashville isn’t even in the playoffs position (albeit in the race) and the Flames struggled to create scoring opportunities.

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Come From Behind Victory: Flames 3 – Colorado 2

Calgary Flames had all the right pieces come into play late as they notched their 4th win over the Avalanche this season. Calgary controlled the game for the most part, pushing hard with an effective forecheck in the first, and throwing pucks on the net all night. A total of 35 shots on goal by the time the evening was done, but it would take until the third period before Calgary hit the scoresheet.

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Flames Win Weird One: Calgary 7 – Carolina 6

When was the last time the Flames scored seven? I don’t have the stats but it’s been a long while. Calgary’s not known for scoring goals, let alone 7, but tonight they did it. The game’s final score looked closer than it really was. For the Flames’ part they put together a convincing win, ignoring a few minutes here and there, lead by the on again off again top line (this time with Brendan MOrrison on wing).

Coming off a disappointing loss on Sunday versus divisional rivals Vancouver, the team returned home to prepare for a three game homestand. Flames fans had the general idea Calgary would come out swinging in front of the home crowd, plus their every other game win schedule meant they were due.

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Flames Fall Hard: Calgary 1 – Vancouver 5

The Flames just can’t play in front of a backup goalie. Not since….um…..Jamie McLennan could the team string together wins with their backup. That was six years ago. Same typical lackluster play from the Flames. Some players taking nights off, others showing up for a period or two.

Unfortunately there are three periods in a game and the unit Calgary puts on the ice each game refuses to play for the duration. Get used to it Flames fans, this team is this bad. They’ll show glimpses of dominance for one game and then fall off the map for the next 5.

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Battle of Alberta Heats Up: Calgary 5 – Edmonton 3

Maybe it was the national audience, but apart from the first 3 minutes, the Calgary Flames dominated the Edmonton Oilers in all facets of the game. This is the FLames team fans expected to see out of the gate. Dominant, fast, scoring…. Pretty typical of a winning team, but the Flames haven’t won with regularity this year. Maybe this is the push they need to attempt another late rush for the playoffs?

Special Teams Shine


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Paging Jarome Iginla: Calgary 3 – Columbus 4 (SO)

Calgary couldn’t hold on as Columbus scored two goals with three minutes left and won in a shoot-out, Calgary’s first of the season, to steal two points. The Flames demonstrated yet again why they are the league’s worse–they can’t beat the league’s worse. Maybe the logic doesn’t work, but this team could’ve put three wins away before heading to stiffer competition with Edmonton and Vancouver next, but instead they took a snooze early and late.


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BORING. Flames String Together Two Wins: Calgary 1 – Nashville 0

TSN had the game today and since they don’t have Flames games very often they needed to amplify stories. Tonight they wanted to harp a ‘potential’ Jarome Iginla trade over and over again. Yes, Iginla is slumping mightily, yes the Flames need to rebuild, but does Iginla go? That’s the question that few fans want to think about, and right now most say no.

The game was really a neutral zone affair. calgary did really well sticking to their game plan and outlasted the Nashville push late. Derek Smith scored his first NHL goal off a nice pass from TJ Brodie from none other than Iginla for the game’s only goal.

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An Odd Win: Calgary 5 – Minnesota 2

Did you notice? There was a Flames game this afternoon. More people in Minnesota were probably watching the game than Calgary given the Grey Cup was on at the same time. If people were watching they may have been moderately entertained by the Flames concluding road trip game of their four game swing.

The Flames scored a goal (in fact five) and Jarome Iginla scored! Calgary capitalized on shaky goaltending early to pull away a convincing victory.

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Running out of words like pathetic: flames lose again

Welcome to the Young Gun Years! Looks like Flames fans are now faced with the inevitable, a solid 5 years of hardship with players fat off of million dollar paycheques they don’t deserve coasting through a season.

Fans like me love the Calgary Flames. We hate this stupid team. There are next to no redeeming qualities. The likes of Jarome Iginla, Backlund, Tanguay, Glencross, Bourque, Stempniak, all of these jokers lack consistency. Iginla can’t even get a shot on net let alone score. Backlund has zero points in all of his games. Tanguay can’t stop passing, Bourque can’t even pass. Yes, this pathetic season isn’t even half way through but the FLames have thrown in the towel.


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