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Well folks. It’s all over… or it will be in about 20 minutes.

The train wreck that is the Calgary Flames 2009-2010 season is un-officially over. The Flames playoff hopes could die tonight after their loss to the San Jose Sharks if the Colorado Avalanche battle their way to a win over the Canucks. The loss-win combo would mathematically eliminate the Flames from the post-season for the first time in 6 years.

The Avalanche enter the 3rd period up 3-2 and could clinch the 8th playoff spot tonight if they hang onto that lead. We’ll know in about 20 minutes if the Flames season is officially over.

While there aren’t many positives to take from this, the pressure is now off so the Calgary Flames can officially go on one of those “unfamiliar” end-of-season winning streaks that all teams that miss the playoffs seem to go on. It’s been a while since we had the chance to do that. Whooooo….

About Greg Hounslow (558 Posts)

Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.


  • Greg

    That's one way of looking at it! I'm sure he'd choose a shorter summer over this season's result if you pressed him for an answer.

  • Anonymous

    *does.

  • Anonymous

    So dies this mean that Brent will get his wish? To spend time with his family? Isn't that why he left NJ?

  • Greg

    So it's official now. Colorado beat Vancouver in the shootout, and the Flames playoff run is officially over. Thanks for all the good times.

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