Sutter Must Go, Its Time For Changes In Flames Land Now

November 25th, 2010 by Fraser Elliott Leave a reply »
As I watched last night’s Flames/Devils game, I found myself increasingly frustrated with what I saw on the ice in Newark, New Jersey.  Jokinen coughing up the puck in both the offensive and neutral zone, an overall lack of effort in creating sustained offensive zone pressure and the appearance of playing down to the quality of their opponent. 

After coming off a 7-2 victory versus the Black Hawks and an excellent 57 minutes against the Red Wings, where they coughed up a 4-2 lead only to lose in overtime, questions have to be both posed and answered by the Flames’ organization about their two lacklustre efforts against the Rangers and the Devils.

When I look at the rest of the regular season for the Flames, it is probably safe to say that based on past results in the western conference, 96 points is probably the line that will be required to make the playoffs. 

After last night’s game, the Flames have played 21 games and sit with a record of 8-11-2, or 18 points.  Based on the results thus far, the Flames need 78 out of a possible 122 points, just to get a sniff of the playoffs. 

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