The 2013 season hasn’t gone the way that the Calgary Flames would have liked.
Calgary was 16-21-4 going into Monday’s game and had no real chance to make the playoffs. The team needs to look ahead to next season and that means looking at different players in the lineup, which has already started with goalie Joey MacDonald starting the three of the last four games for Calgary.
MacDonald isn’t the youngest goalie out there but with Miikka Kiprusoff dealing with injuries again, the team should just have MacDonald in net for the final games of the regular season.
MacDonald is 7-6-1 for the season with a 2.83 goals against average, and has won three straight games for the Flames. He has definitely traveled around during his career as he is now on his fifth different team in seven years. This is the point of the season where you need to figure out who you want for next season and since MacDonald has won three straight, you might as well just start him until he loses.
The season was obviously lost, especially after the team traded Jarome Iginla away. I’m sure the Flames will be back better than ever next season, but there are still seven games to go this season during the final two weeks. Calgary is a proud hockey town and I really hope things get better for them next season.