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Brief Report Cards – Flames Drop Two in Underperformance in Anaheim and LA

Brief Report Cards – Flames Drop Two in Underperformance in Anaheim and LA

How about that for identity?! A few losses here and there, and two games where a team ‘strengthening’ their identity had little to show. You know that feeling when you have a kid who’s clearly crappy at anything sports related, and even though they have shameless enthusiasm, when they start playing you can only keep your fingers crossed they don’t horribly embarrass themselves? That’s the Calgary Flames. There’s little to show with an ‘improved’ lineup and 14 games under their…

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California Swing – Flames 3 – SJ 2

California Swing – Flames 3 – SJ 2

The only saving grace for the inconsistent Flames’ play is the fact most other Western Conference teams are struggling too. Identity is the key to this team, something they’re still trying to find amidst a brand new system deployed by a brand new coaching staff. Slowly the team is picking up the pieces and assembling a competent on-ice product–slowly. Some games things look good for a while, other games things don’t look good. The Flames have been relying on the…

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Where are the Flames

Where are the Flames

Dropped again, 5-1 against Chicago, everyone single person is wondering where the Flames are, particularly the ‘top line’ that can’t get going without a bonafide RW. What we know for sure, they aren’t a playoff team. What we’re curious about, is whether they can string together a win or two. ANd by the way, not a SINGLE PERSON other than Glen Gulutzan thinks Dennis Wideman is a #2 D man.

Flames Lose 3 – 1 Vs Caps – Post game in 3 points

Flames Lose 3 – 1 Vs Caps – Post game in 3 points

The post game review in three bullet points. Dennis Wideman badly out of position on first goal. Fail Wideman. Fail coach for putting Wideman on top D line. No offensive 5v5 production from top line. Fail coach, albeit who are you going to put as a RW on that line? Giordano. Maybe it’s being saddle with Wideman, but he’s off his game. Honorable mention to Backlund who had an incredible game. Flames played a top team in the East and…

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2 in a row: Calgary 4 – St Louis 1

2 in a row: Calgary 4 – St Louis 1

Fancy that, a string of games thrown together and a couple wins. The wins are good ,but there are 3 glaring errors that have absolutely no conceivable answer: 1) Why is GRossman playing? 2) Why is Wideman on the top defensive unit? This is incredibly stupid. He’s a 6th D man who plays PP, not a shutdown man. I’m gonna call him ‘one hand on the stick’ Wideman from now on. 3) Chiasson on the top line is dumb. The…

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Flames Top Hawks: 3 – 2 (SO)

Flames Top Hawks: 3 – 2 (SO)

The goalies were on fire in the shoot-out with only Kris Versteeg’s 7th round goal the difference maker. This game can be described with two features: 1) Brian Elliot, lucky to be good and good to be lucky. He got lucky but was more good. Make sense? Late in the game he shut the door and gave us a glimpse of why he was so coveted in the off-season. Whether he can perform consistently is the question. 2) PP finally…

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Abysmal Again. Flames Dropped Badly at Home 4-2

Abysmal Again. Flames Dropped Badly at Home 4-2

It’s the Carolina Hurricanes. Nobody watches this team. They haven’t won a game this season, and for 55 minutes they manhandled the Flames. For their part, the Calgary Flames are a team built with all the players money can buy, but the product on ice is terrible. This year’s Calgary Flames are actually worse than last year’s, despite being ‘better on paper’. Top to bottom, the new coach is out of his element, and yes, a new system takes time,…

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PowerPlay Abysmal in First Win of Season: Calgary 4 – Buffalo 3 (SO)

PowerPlay Abysmal in First Win of Season: Calgary 4 – Buffalo 3 (SO)

Four games in and the first win of the season for these Calgary Flames. There were other ‘firsts’ tonight as well. Matthew Tkachuk scored his first NHL goal to the tie the game late in the 3rd. Chad Johnson, local boy, got his first win as a Flames in net facing his old team. Then there were a lot of ‘same old’ like the abysmal broken powerplay. Everyone who knows anything knows this: Calgary has never had a good PP….

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Flames Drop 3rd in a Row: Calgary 1 – Vancouver 2 (SO)

Flames Drop 3rd in a Row: Calgary 1 – Vancouver 2 (SO)

The Calgary Flames played in there third game of the regular season with some teams, like the Vancouver Canucks, only starting their season tonight. fit team I played a factor late in the game and, but it doesn’t cover up the fact this team looks lost.┬áIf it’s not goaltending then it’s offence. Tonight Vancouver scored all three goals. They scored on themselves on a delayed penalty, they scored late in the third to tie the game, and then they scored…

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