The growing pains that mark the start of the Flames season continued in Vancouver tonight as the team turned in the fire wagon, breakaway yielding persona of the first two games of the season, replacing them with the defending offensively anemic group we saw on Hockey Night in Canada.
All in all, a solid effort, but a shoot out loss moving the Flames to 0-2-1 on the season, creating a lot of pressure and anxiety on a fan base that saw their season end in October last year, and a new coach that needs some success to help build some faith in what’s he’s doing.
The truth of the matter has always been a learning curve. It was thought that an easy start against some playoff missing rivals would be the tonic, and clearly that wasn’t the case.
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