Sharks 6 – Flames 3

24 Mar

I don’t think I can say ‘it’s over’ in any way that would be different that what has been said for the past two weeks. So I won’t.

Overall I thought Kipper was bad in the first period and great in the final two. I thought Greg Nemisz didn’t look out of place with Matt Stajan and Lance Bouma. Not to look for excuses why the Flames have crashed back down to reality, but with Hagman out now the Flames have lost 325 games due to injury.

You’d think that missing the playoffs now is actually saving them the embarrassment of getting annihilated by the Canucks. Or at least that’s what I tell myself, I’ve got nothing else.

  1. Zzzzzzzzz

    March 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Flames just aren’t as good as their playoff spot competitors … the Ducks, the Preds, the Hawks, the Coyotes, etc. I’d call it a draw with the Stars (who weren’t even suppossed to be a basement dweller this year).

    I can’t believe with all the veterans in the Flames’ line-up how they are outbattled regularly by these other teams. The lack of depth on the Flames can be attributed to the lack of call ups from the farmteams over the past four years.

    They haven’t ‘grown or groomed’ any players for success like their playoff competitors have over the years, with the exception of Backland (…and that only started this year).

    I can remember when the Flames used to do that with players like Toni Lydman (whom you may know as the chap who scored the OT winner for the Ducks in that “must-win” a few games ago and now leads the league in plus/minus).

    It will be interesting to see what moves the Flames do in the off-season … including with Ken King.