We know the Flames are terrible, but they used to compete. There was a drive to their game that was exciting. This is unfortunately the same old Flames identity from last season minus a handful of skilled players. It makes for very boring hockey, and if the hockey is boring then nobody should be watching, which a bulk of fans have stopped, and so will I.

Boring games, little to talk about, no storylines, no players stepping up, although perhaps the best save we’ll see this season courtesy of Reto Berra, but other than that–snore.