Contenders or Pretenders: Will the Real Calgary Flames Please Step Up?

November 19th, 2009 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
They have shown they can beat Montreal.

They have shown they can beat St.Louis.

They have shown they can beat Edmonton.

But now it is time that the 12-5-2 Calgary Flames showed they can beat a good hockey club.

One who is above them in the standings; which is something they have not done all year.

Otherwise all this Stanley Cup contenders, and top team in Canada talk is just the regular premature hype that has surrounded the Flames since their 2004 playoff run.

Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche should have produced better results, considering the Av's came into the game division leaders and had already beaten the Flames at home this season.

Now factor into the equation that Calgary was the only Canadian club not to beat the Avalanche on their western swing and you may need to ask the question.

Did the Flames fall victim to believing their own hype?

Now they face a Chicago Blackhawks club with an identical record at 12-5-2, a team that put them out in the first-round of the playoffs last season, and more recently overcame a 5-0 deficit to Calgary only to win ...

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