There are two teams in the league that most people would agree are the super elite. The Sharks and the Wings. After Calgary was creamed by San Jose in a one sided embarrasing loss they came back and looked to have the right idea but against a practice squad called the Avalanch.
So the talk was about taking what they learned after being spanked by San Jose and the two wins over Colorado and applying it to the Detroit game. The result? Well... they didn't blow us out and we stayed in it for a while.
News flash to Flames management, that is not good enough for the fans. There is too much money on players, too much money for beer, too much money for a ticket now that they do not get the luxury of saying, "we're okay and that's getting better."
Staying the course with what hey have at this point is a huge mistake, it is not working. Most fans agree the coaching staff as a whole needs replacement but is it too late now? I think they could fire Preston and the team would survive just fine. What we are seeing is Keenans lack of practicing and focus on power play schemes throughout his career coming back to haunt him. He has nothing to offer, Preston has nothing to offer and if they aren't bringing chips to the game then they can't play poker.
Dramtic changes need to happen unless the message to the fans is, "we know it's tough economically, we know the price is huge, we know the drinks are way to expensive... but we don't care. We just want to be alright."