Last year, the Flames were 41-29-12. Or in other words, they were 41-41. Being .500 in the NHL was not good enough for them to get into the playoffs last year, and it appears the team is going to be a .500 team again this year.
But what is even more worrisome is this: Of those 41 losses, 12 were overtime losses, which meant that the team collected points in 29% of the games it lost. So far this year the team is 7-9-1. It has only collected points in 10% of the games it has lost.
Three more games until Peter Maher's magical 20 game breaking in period is over and the Flames are bottom dwellers, who would have to jump six teams to get into a playoff position. It is not looking good.
How in the world did King and Feaster convince themselves that this team would compete for the division?
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