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Depress In January For The Flames

Calgary FlamesI wanted to wait until a victory to write this blog, but with now seven straight losses I’m thinking that the next win might be only Saturday against the poor oilers…Why?

Wednesday night, the flames will play in Dallas, a team that only won four of their last ten, but they won against Minnesota and Detroit just last week. Plus they’re three points behind Calgary and the 9th seed in the west, they will be hungry! After the game, the team will leave the Lone Star state for the desert and cactus of Phoenix. The coyotes play well this season and as of now sit in the 9th place Overall. They won 5 of their last 10, with a shootout lost. I give them the edge for the reason that they won the last (and only) time the Flames traveled to Glendale this season.

I really hope I’m wrong thought, because the battle of Alberta might be the only thing motivating the Oilers that are dead last in the league. If the flames come home Saturday with a nine straight losing streak, the crowd might be in a really bad mood and if the Oilers so much as score first…..

Why so pessimist you ask? First of all when the curtains closed on 2009, the flames were fighting for the lead in the division, with an ambition for the conference. Now here we are almost a month later, Calgary now is fighting for a playoff spot. 10 points separate the 7th seed from the 14th, the flames are one point behind Detroit in 9th. Don’t even talk to me about the division. The flames now are third, eight points behind Colorado (THE surprise of the year I think) and Vancouver. Calgary now doesn’t have any games in hand on those two teams.

How do we get there? I don’t know if the rumors of trade, the non selection of Phaneuf, Regehr and Bouwmester for the Canadian team had anything to do with it. The team is struggling and can’t buy a goal. The month of January looks like this: 3-8-1. During witch sequence they lost 9-1 in San Jose, and been shutout or score only one goal in 6 of those games.

I’m too depressed to continue right now, but you know how it is, they’ll eventually win three in a row, and I’ll be the happiest man of the world.


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6 comments for “Depress In January For The Flames”

  1. I heard on NHL Home Ice that your team’s losses aren’t due to lack of effort, that your team is playing as hard as they can, they’re just not getting the breaks.

    I’d love to see Phaneuf in a Sharks uniform!

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | January 27, 2010, 11:50 am
  2. If the Flames can get two wins in a row, one would think they might get re-energized for the run. These types of losing stretches are always difficult for fans and hopefully the Flames don’t lose all hope. Still enough season left to get into playoff position.

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | January 27, 2010, 1:18 pm
  3. Je suis également très déçu du rendement des Flames de Calgary. Ils avaient bien débuter la saison, mais il faut se rendre à l’évidence, l’Avalanche du Colorado est extrêmement surprenant, notamment en raison de la tenue de leur gardien Craig Anderson et de leur recrue Matt Duchene.

    J’espère simplement que les Flames seront revenir en force, car je souhaite toujours qu’ils remportent une première coupe Stanley depuis 1989!

    Posted by RobyNo Gravatar | January 27, 2010, 4:19 pm
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  5. Things are quite bad for the Flames at the moment but I think they will soon get things on the right track and make the play offs this year. As much as I like the fact the Canucks have a good lead over the Flames I still want Calgary to start being the team we all know I think they will soon.Good to see you posting again!

    Posted by canuckleheadNo Gravatar | January 28, 2010, 3:00 pm
  6. Well - I guess the Sharks won’t be getting Phaneuf…Burke likes his hard hitting defencemen.

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | January 31, 2010, 10:40 am

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