The Calgary Flames are still struggling to assert themselves as a mediocre hockey team. Without a win three games into the season there’s really nothing to worry about at this point. It’s strange to see professional veterans continually make stupid mistakes, take dumb penalties, and coast their way to losses. Without a single rookie in the lineup one should expect a better performace from the team. But, alas, the Flames dropped another game and go into Dallas to face another red hot team. By the time next week rolls around it could be an 0-5 team coming home.
Special teams struggled yet again giving up two and scoring nothing on the PP. The top line hasn’t scored yet and people still think (including the coach) that Craig Conroy is our answer to a top line center. Did anybody not see the World Championships and Lombardi streaking down the ice?
Fact is Calgary has never had a legitimate number one C and the void still shows. Langkow is probably the leagues best #2 C and can do just fine at #1, but there’s certainly some pains down the middle when it comes to setting up Iginla (who has no goals and 2 A).
From top to bottom the team is still lagging in prepardness and desire. This is surprising given the nature of the head coach.
Both Calgary goals came from the same player again, this time from Kristian Huselius. Kiprusoff was average again with 24 stopped shots.
Some suggested changes would include actually playing top players more. Regher has yet to play more than 20 minutes a game where Conroy plays more…. Something may be wrong with that picture.