I’m surprised.

I shouldn’t be, but I am.

I’m used to decades of inconsistent Flames. And suddenly this team is good. I can’t even recall a time they were this good. I was too young. That shows you how long ago it was since the Calgary Flames were a legitimate threat to do some damage in the playoffs.

So is it time to relax and enjoy the ride? Enjoy, sure, but something in the back of my head doesn’t want to go all-in because I’m too afraid to get hurt again :P

Flames resume their winning ways Friday after over a week off. The rest will do them some good. What most fans are curious about is what the Flames do before the deadline.

The way I see it, there’s only room on the 4th line wing. I also think the success of the team wlil hinge on secondary scoring, ie. James Neal finally showing up. He’s a debacle beyond Troy Brouwer proportions. But something in me thinks he’ll pick it up just in time for clutch games.