What We Learned: What do the Calgary Flames need to fix?
The talk at this time of year often revolves around what teams have on hand right now, and what they will need to acquire to bolster their playoff chances between now and the trade deadline.
Maybe not so much with the Calgary Flames, who just picked up an impressive 4-3 overtime win against the Colorado Avalanche in one of those “I hope they meet in the playoffs”-level fun wins. You look at the roster and see some holes here and there, but if you dig into the numbers, there aren’t too many regulars who aren’t pulling weight.
All those questions, for example, about what the defence would look like with an Erik Gudbranson-Nikita Zadorov pair, which on paper looks like a tire fire. Well, their underlying numbers together at 5-on-5 are outrageous — almost 56 percent of the goals, 61 percent of t
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