Friday, November 26, 2010



Baseball/graphical standings, for the first time this season:

The east is balls once again. The Central is absolutely vicious. And the NW... is more like the East than the Central, it would appear, though two of the three most smashing victories the Flames have achieved this season have been against the Central.

Anyway, has anyone noticed that there are a lot of parallels between the Flames right now and the Flames of three seasons ago? In late November & early December, things were grim. The Flames were losing, and going through that odd scenario where every time you thought they were losing the "right way" and about to break through, they would snap it not by actually winning, but by losing convincingly and depressingly.

At rock bottom, or thereabouts, I looked at their chances, and determined that (a) they were real but not great, and (b) the key was to stop losing so much (blinding insight, I know). Regulation losing streaks are season-killers. Shootout and OT losses feel bad, and are a missed opportunity, but you only lose a fraction of the ground on the pack.

The 07/08 Flames, after stopping the bleeding per the above with a W and a couple of OTLs, headed out on the road for some afternoon delight that saved their season. They still had some rough patches, but ended up playing their best playoff series since the lockout, and quite possibly would have upset the Sharks with some better goaltending.

Right now, the Flames need a few more bounces and a few more saves, and a dozen-or-so-game stretch with only a couple of regulation Ls. The pack is well within reach.

My motto's always been when it's right it's right, why wait until the middle of a cold dark night...

Go Flames.


Yeah I can see the parallels. Although that club had younger Jarome Iginla and a not-broken Daymond Langkow.

I have expect the Flames to go on some sort of run here in short order. That said, I don't know if it'll be enough for them to jump over all their competition in the long-run.

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