Saturday, December 18, 2010
Would A New Coach And GM Help The Calgary Flames This Season?
Lately though, a trip through Alberta has been a little easier to handle. While the Oilers are showing signs of life with some great young talent, for some reason, the Flames have lost their sizzle and find themselves near the bottom of the Western Conference and searching for solutions.
It is often said that there are no “must win” games in October, November, and early December. Teams that get off to a slow start have plenty of time in an 82-game schedule to establish their systems and rebound from a poor beginning. Having said that, I am a firm believer that when a team does get off to a slow start, there are “have to” win games; not out of desperation, but as a means of gaining confidence and finding a winning attitude.
For an organization that has not seen the second round of the playoffs since before the lockout and did not qualify for the post-season last year, it is difficult to say that the future looks bright in Calgary, with or without a change in management. Heading into 2011, the Flames have officially entered “must win” territory.