Coyotes 3 – Flames 1

18 Nov

The Flames put in a solid 20 minutes in this game, but couldn’t score. And once they got scored on – which was a shot from the goal line that Kiprusoff never should have let in – the team kinda fell apart. Again.

So the Flames are 3-7 in their last 10 games and they sit at three games under 500 right now. Remember that they were eight games over 500 when they missed the playoffs last year.

At least on this night Iggy was noticeable. It’s sad that it’s taken him 17 games this season to get to a point where you notice him.

  1. Iggy or Igin't he?

    November 18, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Let this year’s Panic Trades begin!!!

    In fairness to GM Sutter … I have to say, by each September, he puts a decent team together on paper (… remember how we were all gushing in July 09 when we had Phaneuf, Regher and Bouwmeister on the same blueline?). But each season, the team doesn’t get ‘er done on the ice and is consistently inconsistent.

    Is it the coach? D. Sutter, Playfair, Keenan, B. Sutter … pretty much same results no matter who was drawing up the X’s and O’s in the post-lock-out NHL.

    According to Flames upper mgmt this year, last year’s woes were b/c the Flames players’ team confidence is ‘fragile’ (i.e. 9 game slump) and b/c they couldn’t win at home. So this year, they hired a sport psychologist, who to date has helped them feel better about losing at home.

    Got to wonder when the owners are going to get involved. This is becoming unbearable, especially if they are overtaken in the standings this month by the rebuilding-mode Oilers.

    I can’t believe the owners are go to let this team become the Western conference’s version of the Islanders.

    This team could look very different by Christmas time. I hope GM-in-waiting Jay Feester knows how to build a post-lock-out winner.