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Old 01-03-2018, 12:48 PM   #81
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They're currently at 42 points, no? But still, 46 would be the best start in 8 season.
LOL. oops. you are right. Had 44 in my mind for some reason. Yes 46 would still be the best in many seasons.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:56 PM   #82
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:47 AM   #83
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Finished with the best first half of a season in a long time. 4 game winning streak. If you look at the 7 game segments, knowing we haven't played are best hockey, there really is just that 4th segment where they took a bit of a step back. Still lots of games left to play. Onward and upward.

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Old 01-10-2018, 09:55 AM   #84
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Finished with the best first half of a season in a long time. 4 game winning streak. If you look at the 7 game segments, knowing we haven't played are best hockey, there really is just that 4th segment where they took a bit of a step back. Still lots of games left to play. Onward and upward.

Great post. Hartley did the same thing when the Flames made the playoffs in 2015 and I believe there was also only 1 segment where they lost I think 7 in a row where they didn't have a winning segment.

I'm actually pleasantly surprised to see that we only have 1 losing segment. With some of the doom and gloom around here, talk of firing the coach, and talk of the overrated D, you'd think it would be the opposite.

The team is in good shape moving forward
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:01 AM   #85
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I do get the feeling the team is on the edge of being quite good. It's a little tenuous but there is definitely hope.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:20 AM   #86
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Finished with the best first half of a season in a long time. 4 game winning streak. If you look at the 7 game segments, knowing we haven't played are best hockey, there really is just that 4th segment where they took a bit of a step back. Still lots of games left to play. Onward and upward.

Keep this up Robbob! I miss this from the Hartley days
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:04 AM   #87
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Keepin' on crushing it of late. The gap with LA has narrowed to 3 points. We are ahead of SJ (although they do have 3 games in hand), but we have the ROW on them. IMO even LV is still within reach considering we play them 4 times and 10 of their next 13 games are on the road.

Need to make some more noise with these last two games before our little break. Starts tonight in Florida. GFG

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Bump. The Flames have certainly put themselves in a good position going into the bye week. The current winning streak has put them in the position where they can bank some points in terms of the 7 game segments.



For comparisons, here is an older snap shot at around the 75 game mark last year. You can see the 7 games segments were all over the place.



Segment 10 ended up being 4-3-0 and the last 5 games they went 2-3-0.
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:34 AM   #89
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IIRC, during Hartley's time, there was something about butchering two of the segments essentially puts you out of the playoffs. Through 6.5 segments, maintaining a positive win % is awesome with 1 that wasn't a 0-7.

As cliche as it is, coming out of this bye week is going to be a huge test. Time off, needing to make a statement that we can play at home, etc.
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IIRC, during Hartley's time, there was something about butchering two of the segments essentially puts you out of the playoffs. Through 6.5 segments, maintaining a positive win % is awesome with 1 that wasn't a 0-7.

As cliche as it is, coming out of this bye week is going to be a huge test. Time off, needing to make a statement that we can play at home, etc.
Going 4-3 in all the 7 game segments isn't enough to get you to the playoffs as it puts you at 88 points with 5 games remaining. So you are right that if you are going into the final 5 games where you lost two of 7 game segments puts you at best around 84 points going into the final 5 games. You no longer control your destiny at that point.

The key is banking those points in the 7 game segments so you can recoup from a lost segment, if needed, or more importantly push that 88 points higher prior to the final 5 games.
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This is probably a good place to talk about this.

I am really rooting for Matt Stajan this year. I was very happy to him score a goal last game. It is obvious that he has been struggling this year, still I want to see him do well. At 970 games, I would love for him to get to 1000. Moreover, it would be nice to see him get rewarded in his last year with a long play off run.
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:52 PM   #92
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Yeah, I'm also rooting for him. The teammates genuinely like him and that is okay by me even if he lost a step. I think he is a good story and someone you can easily cheer for. The teams PK, which Stajan is a big part of, have been just spectacular since the team collectively pulled their heads out of their arse. Since Nov 16th (27 games) they are 3rd in the league percentage wise (87%). In those 27 games they have allows 11 PPGA. To put it in context, the first 17 games they allowed 15 PPGA.
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