Hey, Calgary Flames fans…relax! So your team missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2003. Big deal. What exactly were you expecting?
In a way, the Flames have the same problem as the Oilers – they reached a Stanley Cup Final that they had no business reaching. The Oilers did that in 2006. Calgary did it in 2004.
You remember 2004. Right before the “Lockout from Hell.” When scoring in the NHL was non-existent. Your Flames finished sixth in the Western Conference, with 94 points. Then the problems started. (more…)