Calgary Flames: Cause for Concern or Blessing in Disguise?

December 22nd, 2009 by Michael van der Sloot Leave a reply »
So, as most of you dedicated fans already know, our Flames have come upon some hard times here.  With four wins in the last 10 games, a skid like that always raises alarm in any city, for any sport, for any fan.  

Word on the Red Mile is that this year's version of the Flames are yet again another bust.  Some are predicting another post-season baby-burp this season.  Is it too early to go that far?  Call me crazy, but I think this skid might be a good thing.

I'll draw a parallel here between the worlds of football and hockey. You hear a lot of talk around this time of year in the National Football League about peaking at the right time, and the importance of losing games in order to create new ways to win.

Football season (in the NFL) is obviously shorter; it's only 16 games, as opposed to an 82-game NHL schedule.  As a Minnesota Vikings fan, I've watched Adrian Peterson & Co. stumble a little bit over the past three weeks.  To be honest, I'm glad it happened sooner to them than the Saints.

Good teams adapt in those situations and will find ways to win when their current strategy is not getting the deal done.

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