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Describing The Calgary Flames

from Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun,

Maybe we’ve been asking the wrong question.

What’s wrong with the Calgary Flames? Pffft.

Let’s start with this one instead … What are the Calgary Flames?

After their latest lacklustre loss, after a rollercoaster six-game road-trip with more catapults than climbs, the Flames returned home with an identity crisis.

Again. Or maybe still.

What are they?

The short-term answers are simple.

They’re frustrated, as you should be when you’ve been on the wrong end of too many blowouts and just dropped two of three to the basement-dwelling Ottawa Senators, a rebuilding bunch that is suddenly surging but has mostly been a punching bag for the top troupes in the NHL’s North Division.

They’re snakebitten, scoring a grand total of one goal in each of their past eight setbacks.

They’re so inconsistent that it’s actually become oh-so-predictable.

And they’re mediocre. According to their record, that’s actually a smidge generous.


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