The Calgary Flames are not off to a good start in the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season with a 0-2-1 record through three games. The worst part is one measly point for the franchise after a week of play, which has them at the bottom of the Western Conference’s Northwest Division. However, all is not lost for this team, contrary to popular belief.
The Flames were confident they could turn their season around in a shootout against the Vancouver Canucks, but came up short in a 3-2 loss. But do you see the problem here? They’re already talking about turning the season around like it’s halfway over. Sure, the lockout is turning the 2013 NHL season into a pinball machine with a puck, but that doesn’t mean that a rough start can’t be overcome just like any other season.
The shootout loss to the Canucks was a heartbreaker and no one is discounting that, but to say Calgary is done just three games into the season is ludicrous. The Flames don’t have the most talented roster in the league, but they have a solid left winger in Curtis Glencross, who is the key to turning things around this year. If he can get things going and build off his team-leading four points, the Flames will be fine. Again, the season is short, but that doesn’t mean two losses and a draw will kill a team through three games. Relax, Calgary fans–everything will be fine.