I guess "frustrated" would be the best way to sum it up right now.
I'm frustrated because the hill to climb seems too steep to make the playoffs, and I'm frustrated because I know this version of the Flames will tease me right until the end of the season, winning a few where they can and getting close.
I'm frustrated because I know they will miss the playoffs by probably 2-4 points and I can remember a few games that should have been won that would have made the difference.
I'm frustrated because I see Iginla as the only true skilled forward we have but no matter who is brought in they do not play well with him consistently, there's a reason no centers work with him, he's the common denominator. He's also the only reason we can hope most nights there will be a goal, that is pretty frustrating.
I'm frustrated that if the Flames miss the playoffs I can not look forward to the draft and wonder what they will be going after, and I'm sure that if Sutter trades for a pick he will parlay it into two lesser picks as he always does, stocking our system with grinders and nobody's.
I'm frustrated that management has burned an entry level year on Backlund and continue to sit him, maybe one of the few guys who can actually learn and get better while still helping is sitting in favor of Nigel Dawes.
I'm frustrated that Calgary wasted two great trade bait players on spare parts that have not really added to the team as opposed to adding quality players and draft picks.
It's frustrating that there is obviously something behind the scenes that prohibits Langkow, Calgary's best center, from playing with Iginla, Calgary's best winger. It's really frustrating to see the Flames top line center is Matt Stajan, a player the hockey news stated as "...a player every team needs but if he's on your scoring lines you're in trouble."
I'm frustrated that Jay Bouwmeester is a huge flop. I'm also frustrated that after he continues to suck next season he will be traded for nothing.
I'm frustrated that Kipper is playing lights out and they can't score, or they can score but he isn't or they play well at home but not on the road or they play well on the road but not at home. I guess their inconsistency is consistently frustrating.
I'm frustrated that we look to the farm and see nothing to be excited about, the oilers may suck but at least they can look forward to Magnus Paarvi and Eberle and perhaps now Hall (yes they will take hall over seguin given the opportunity).
It's frustrating to know that even if the Flames by some miracle do make the playoffs will be easily ousted in the first round, giving their detractors another thing to gloat over.
Right now I wish I didn't love this team so much...it's really frustrating.