Another Flames train wreck in Anaheim. Ho-hum. The problem is, it comes at the end of a roadie that can politely be described as a failure. producing only only one win and a pathetic 5 goals in 4 games. A coach who complains about the same mistakes being made over and over again.
Counterpoint: ‘But it’s early.’ Well, early-ish. The fact is, the Flames have played at least one more game, and as many as three more than all 9 teams ahead of them. That’s up to 6 points squandered per opponent so far. Three of the four teams trialing in the standings also have three games in hand, and none of them are 6 back.
Two major measuring sticks are fast approaching. Sunday November 20th the Flames will hit the 20 game mark in Detroit. Four days later, it’s U.S. Thanksgiving, and history suggests if you’re not in a playoff spot then, weeeeeelllllll….good luck with that.