March 24th, 2013 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath
In the modern era home ice just doesn’t mean as much as it used to.
A decade or so ago good teams would win 70% of their contests on home ice, but struggle to win just 40% of their games on the road. But in today’s game parity and the salary cap have made almost every game close, and most teams hover around .500 regardless of what silks they don.
Don’t tell the Flames that! After three more crushing defeats away from Saddledome ice, the Flames walked out and handed the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 setback on home ice, giving the Flames seven straight victories on Calgary soil - Full Article –
March 24th, 2013 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Mike Fawcett
March 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Ryan Laurie
It is beyond the point of being comical and gotten to the point of being sad. I mean, I’m not sure there is anything to say about the Flames anymore that hasn’t been hashed and rehashed over the last 3 years. Coaches change, roster changes, and yet the same problems seem to be affecting the team year after year. The Flames didn’t show up again tonight and it was only a matter of time until Columbus started to run away with the game. - Full Article –
March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Ryan Laurie
With the trade deadline around the corner, and the playoffs quickly becoming a distant dream, you would think the Flames would dig deep and start finding ways to win. Unfortunately the Flames don’t seem to be able to get out of their own way quick enough. A loss tonight puts Calgary tied for 29th in the league, 2 points out of last, and tied for 15th in the conference. On the bright side, The Flames won’t have much time to think about this, or any loss. The Flames have another game tomorrow, and a game at least every other day till the end of the season. - Full Article –