Simply put, last night was an embarrassment. It was an embarrassment for the fans, the city, and the franchise.
You all know we had an all-star team in the Eighties, right? You all know the fans in this city didn't support the team and the all-stars had to be traded away because the team couldn't afford them, right? You all know that now the franchise has basically unlimited fan and corporate support, it should be striving to be regain the form of the world class operation it was in the Eighties, right? You all know 'just good enough' isn't, right?
At some point, efforts like last nights begin to tarnish the 'C' and erode the value of the brand.
The players quit in the third. Forget for a moment that the Canucks are a much better team than the Flames currently. The players quit. At some point, you have to decide whether you are going to fire all the players on the team, or fire Darryl and Brent.
Something has to be done. This franchise isn't loved in Canada. It doesn't take much for it to turn into a laughingstock nationally. That is what it is becoming. And it is embarrassing.
Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.