So It Begins: No Quick Fix for Calgary Flames As They Continue To Slide

December 28th, 2009 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
As the Calgary Flames keep plummeting in the Western Conference, there is little left to do but scratch one's head and wonder what could have been.

After Calgary got off to one of their best starts ever, going 17-6-3 in the first 26 games, they have gone 3-6-2 in their last 11 and now find themselves holding on to the last playoff spot in the West by a measly two points over Detroit and Dallas.

While watching the Flames slide has been as frustrating as listening to a gentle instrumental arrangement of a Foo Fighters album in an elevator, it isn't too hard to pinpoint their problem.

During the recent 11-game skid, the team has only scored 20 goals. In fact, on the year the Flames have scored a total of 103 goals; only the St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Carolina Hurricanes have scored less thus far this season.

It is an age-old problem that has followed the club since their hay-days of the late '80s and early '90s.

And in the post-lockout era, every general manager in the NHL will tell you that is no easy fix with the lack of bona-fied scorers available.

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