The Flames have 5 point-per-game players

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  1. Paper

    Paper Registered User

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    Gaudreau - 37
    Monahan - 33
    Lindholm - 32
    Tkachuk - 32
    Giordano - 29

    All have at least a point-per-game after 29 games
     
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  2. StayPuft39

    StayPuft39 Order of the Gartner

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    Strong dark horse candidate to win it all. They always seem to play the Avs well
     
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    Offense has sky rocketed this season no? Maybe shrinking the chest protector actually accomplished something, but it means RFA/UFA will get paid. Good on Calgary. Loved the offseason moves they made.
     
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    K Fleur If You Know You Know

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    Obviously the real bus driver of the team is James Neal sitting at 6 points in 29 games. None of these guys were ppg last year when he was in Vegas!
     
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    Gudreau is such an animal. Love the little American
     
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    Nucky10 "can't hold it in"

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    Gotta give credit where credit is due. Flames have been fantastic.

    Honestly, the problem I can see them facing is the Jets, but theyve man-handled them so far during the season. Playoffs are obviously different, but if they can keep this torrid pace going (which is bound to slow down, they are on a hot streak), then they've got a chance to really win it all.
     
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    This is the flames peaking... that goaltending will let them down
     
  8. DJJones

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    Statiscally speaking it should get better. Smith was a wreck but is finding his groove.
     
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    Don`t worry, Oiler fans have told me the Flames are still pretenders. Nothing to see here.
     
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    Glen Gulutzan was a horrible head coach

    Might be a solid assistant though
     
  11. JPeeper

    JPeeper Hail Satan!

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    Goaltending already let us down and we're 18-9-2. Smith is looking to be back in form after the last 3-4 games.
     
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    East Coast Icestyle Registered User Sponsor

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    Weird to say after our goalie posts a shutout.
     
  13. Anglesmith

    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    No, but it's a fair response. The Flames' story up to this point is "boy, if they get goaltending, watch out." Well, now our goaltending is finally trending up, so yeah.... look out.
     
  14. Czarchuk

    Czarchuk Go Flames Go!

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    Wont last for long. Still early in the season and the only one I see going 80+ points is Johnny.

    Our depth is what should be talked about:

    Send Dube down (wasn’t bad), Mangiapane called up and playing fine, Czarnik scratched for a lot of games (for depth and not because he sucks). No Frolik either.

    On defense, Valimaki just recently injured, Kylington playing fantastic. No Stone, he’s out with an injury too.

    Goaltending, Smith sucks *** at first, Rittich picks up the slack. Now, Smith fought for his job back.

    Happy for those top 5 players, but it’s our depth that amazes me.
     
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  15. Mobiandi

    Mobiandi Seanny Gaudreau

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    Cost us two good years of Giordano and Brodie
     
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    Yeah he had us playing like a Hitchcock team (ironic), although I think it could absolutely work for the Oilers when you look at their roster. But our team is mediocre defensively. We have all these offensively oriented defenseman. Plus, Gaudreau and Monahan, a great offensive pair, but not exactly exactly shutdown players.

    Bill Belichek always said, “don’t get guys to do things they aren’t good at”. Gulutzan wanted us to play his system rather than tailor his system to his players.

    The biggest change is TJ Brodie, just let that guy go out and do his thing. He’s better than any system than Gulutzan could draw up. Peters recognizing that and TJ is leading the league in plus minus.

    I do think Gulutzan helped our defensive zone coverage which was a mess under Hartley, but his system was just highly flawed and incredibly boring.
     
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    Naw. The only major upcoming singing is Tkachuk. The Flames made the smart move of locking up Hanifin and Lindholm just after acquiring them.
     
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    Yes I know I sorry I meant in general across the NHL.
     
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    The Flames are great defensively. The Flames are 3rd in least shots against per game. Gulutzan was just incapable of recognizing players strengths and when to switch things up.
     
  20. Bounces R Way

    Bounces R Way Feaster's Beasters

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    This is probably the Flames' best roster in like 30 years. Bill Peters has been a massive upgrade on Gulutzan. Treliving had an offseason for the ages.
     
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    27 years at the very least haha.

    Last time we had a good team it was just praying Kipper saved enough that Iginla could win it by himself while we were getting bombarded
     
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    If a guy like Byfuglien hacks Johnny's wrists as hard as he can is going to be the problem.
     
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    I think we are good at limiting chances because we have the puck all game. But I still think when the other team gets the puck we still aren’t elite in our own zone.

    Under Peters we are more aggressive and because of the skill on our team we don’t give the other team the puck. Gulutzan was much more about 3 men attacking and having two men back at all times. Where Peters is all about the 4th man joining the rush.

    The fourth man give us easier entry and makes us more dangerous off the rush, and once we get set up in the offensive zone, lookout.
     
  24. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev call on me

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    classic Flames fan...always have the Oilers on their minds
     
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    Glengarry Glencross Bart > Janko

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    As opposed to the Oilers, who always have losing on their minds.
     

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