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 –
March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Game Day | By: Mike Fawcett
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March 20th, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | By: D'Arcy McGrath
Assumptions are almost always dangerous.
When a scientist takes a key variable and applies an assumption any hypothesis or result that comes from testing will only as valid as that assumption, meaning the very nature of the assumption could render his life’s work completely useless.
And really what is a hockey team, and the building of a hockey team than that of an experiment? An experiment in drafting, developing, projecting, and team building. An ability to assess the growth of a team’s prospects, the development of players on their roster, the shape of a roster both this season, next season, in two seasons and in ten.
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March 18th, 2013 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath
The Calgary Flames are dangerous when the world has given up on them. They fill the net, go on home winning streaks, find hat tricks on Cowboy night, and entertain their fans.
However, when the same team starts feeling good about themselves they play dangerous, which almost always results in ice cold starts and brutal first periods. We saw the same on Monday night in Dallas with a listless Flames spotting the home side a 3-0 lead before digging back into the game and coming up short in a 4-2 Texas dust up. - Full Article –