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Old 08-11-2021, 05:29 PM   #1
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Up to this point in the off-season (August 11), I've come to the conclusion that the Calgary Flames have not significantly improved in terms of additions or subtractions of players/personnel [they may have gotten worse with no Giordano]. My predictions are based on last season's [2021] records against Canadian teams and the previous season's [2020] records against American teams. Seattle is hard to predict, but I assume Calgary will be .500 against Seattle by default. This will be the most "Calgary Flames" season, as they'll switch between winning streaks and losing streaks like a light bulb. Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan or Matthew Tkachuk will probably be traded for little or no value (like Iginla) or leave in free agency/offer-sheeted. Assuming 95/96 points is the minimum to make the playoffs, the Flames will miss the 2022 playoffs and will probably not participate in the draft lottery due to the new lottery rules. Thus the pain of being a Flames fan continues on, unless they get Jack Eichel in a trade. Any opinions???
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Old 08-11-2021, 05:31 PM   #2
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This is the link to the Calgary Flames 2021-22 NHL season schedule with all of my win/loss/OTL markers for each game. Thought???
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Old 08-11-2021, 05:31 PM   #3
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Offseason isn't over.

Most importantly, full training camp and season of Darryl Sutter.
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Offseason isn't over.

Most importantly, full training camp and season of Darryl Sutter.
Yep. Flames have a cup winning coach (one of the best in the game) instead of a bunch of Jabronis. That will make the biggest difference. Darryl always gets the most out of rosters.
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Old 08-11-2021, 06:23 PM   #5
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I think the Flames will make the playoffs. I think they will be competitive.

I think they will provide some entertainment. I think they will lose in the first round.
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Old 08-11-2021, 06:24 PM   #6
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I have no f'n idea how this team will do.
None.
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Old 08-11-2021, 06:26 PM   #7
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OP: I am going to make a bunch of predictions that have a worst case scenario as the outcome. Then I will conclude that the only solution to my imagined outcomes is Eichel.
Discuss.

We already have this covered in the Eichel thread, no?
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Old 08-11-2021, 06:28 PM   #8
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As for predictions: Flames will play 82 games. I think they will make the playoffs.

Vegas

Calgary / Edmonton

Vancouver / Seattle / LA in some unpredictable order

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I hope it's too early to make any predictions yet. Lots of off season left and Treliving should not be done changes yet.
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https://imgur.com/a/ui1H5ng

This is the link to the Calgary Flames 2021-22 NHL season schedule with all of my win/loss/OTL markers for each game. Thought???
Interesting. Do you happen to have next week's lottery numbers too... orrr no?
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Old 08-11-2021, 07:49 PM   #11
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hard to know. A few data points we have now:

Coleman and Zadorov in, Gio and Ryan out.

hoping for some bounce back years from Monahan, Tkachuk and Markstromm

Hoping for continued growth in Hanifin, Andersson and Valimaki

not a lot to judge at this point, but nothing, at the moment, that suggests a massive upgrade or downgrade.

Feels like another year fighting for the 9,8,7 spots...
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Old 08-11-2021, 07:55 PM   #12
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Flames will make the playoffs, make a surprise run, and win it all.

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It's a bit tough to say but as things stand right now I think the Flames will be in the playoff race until the end of the season but if they're slightly better than I'm thinking they could have a playoff spot secured with a few games remaining.

I like Darryl Sutter as a coach and everything but I'm not sure his style is going to get it done with this group of players. It's just hard hockey to play along the boards and it was quite noticeable in a few games last season.
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Old 08-11-2021, 07:59 PM   #14
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I just hope things go right so there is a reason to get excited. If we get a repeat of last year I can see myself losing interest fast.
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The Flames will win a game in Las Vegas in 2021.

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Robuchon and a 'put it in the win column' Flames game. Sounds like an awesome night.
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Up to this point in the off-season (August 11), I've come to the conclusion that the Calgary Flames have not significantly improved in terms of additions or subtractions of players/personnel [they may have gotten worse with no Giordano]. My predictions are based on last season's [2021] records against Canadian teams and the previous season's [2020] records against American teams. Seattle is hard to predict, but I assume Calgary will be .500 against Seattle by default. This will be the most "Calgary Flames" season, as they'll switch between winning streaks and losing streaks like a light bulb. Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan or Matthew Tkachuk will probably be traded for little or no value (like Iginla) or leave in free agency/offer-sheeted. Assuming 95/96 points is the minimum to make the playoffs, the Flames will miss the 2022 playoffs and will probably not participate in the draft lottery due to the new lottery rules. Thus the pain of being a Flames fan continues on, unless they get Jack Eichel in a trade. Any opinions???
My opinion is this thread had no point except to help push the negativity so many seem to get off on. My prediction is the Flames make the playoffs and go on a run and it makes the miserable doomsayers on this board even more miserable.
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I have no f'n idea how this team will do.
None.
Sutter is the only reason I see for possible improvement.
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I will take it one step further and say they will go undefeated in the games in Vegas.
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I will take it one step further and say they will go undefeated in the games in Vegas.
Unfortunately/fortunately this year both comments will be correct. Only one trip to T Mobile this year

Fortunate we win
Unfortunate only 1 game there
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