Do Or Die: If Calgary Flames Don’t Make A Push, Changes Will Come

February 17th, 2010 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
If, God forbid, the Calgary Flames don't qualify for the postseason or are once again eliminated in the first round for the fifth consecutive time, the writing is on the wall.

There will be a massive rebuild in Calgary.

With three out of the six players that general manager Darryl Sutter acquired in the Dion Phaneuf and Olli Jokinen deals headed for free agency, coming July 1 (Matt Stajan, Chris Higgins, and Jamal Mayers), along with Rene Bourque and Craig Conroy, there is a good chance a disappointing regular season will lead to Sutter making some bold moves in the offseason.

Namely, getting some bona fide NHL skill to play with Jarome Iginla.

While the Olympic line of Crosby, Iginla, and Nash made sweet music (like their counterparts Crosby, Stills, and Nash), it was a showing of just how good Iggy could be when playing with skilled linemates.

So don't be surprised if Sutter makes a push to acquire Patrick Marleau or Ilya Kovalchuk come summer.

The fact is, despite all the changes made, Calgary's song remains the same...all the will with little or no skill.

It has become as frustrating to watc ...

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