In Calgary we’ve heard that battle cry in November, it was mentioned in December as a gotcha moment when the Flames suffered an 8 game losing streak. It was all quiet in January when they returned to winning, but returned in February and again in March when the club lost their captain and best player.
When the West ramped up and all of the 2nd tier teams began a torrid winning pace the Flames were the club picked to fall out. They didn’t have the horses, they were playing an unsustainable brand of hockey, their luck had to run out.
In the end the Flames finished 28th in possession stats in the NHL (44.5%), they should have been the same in the standings, hey with that result they would have won the lottery. Instead they made the playoffs.
Things haven’t stopped there.
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