I am hearing all sorts of panic from the Flames fans. Yes, the sky is falling. Our defense is standing around. Our forwards are back to not helping the defense Kipper is back to being human. Generally, this team reminds me of Dr Jeckell and Mr Hyde. I just do not understand how this team can be so awesome one night and terrible the next.
This phenomenon does not go just from game to game, but sometimes period to period. For example, the Ducks game which they lost. They seem to think that the hockey game is only one period long. Someone seems to have told them that the hockey game is only 20 minutes, and not only that, they seem to think they have to fall behind by 3-1 going into the third period. I guess some of the coaches do not understand the rules of the game.
The coaching seems to be really confused about the rules sometimes. They tell the players not to even play. This message even seems to get to Kipper, who oddly seems not to be superman. He seems to have some kind of relapse, not being able to stop a three-on-one or screen shot going top corner of the net, usually set up by a brain cramp bonehead play by a Flame player. This seems to start really confusing Kipper enough that sooner or later he starts letting in goals that normally it behooves him to stop.
This phenomenon seems to happen when the Flames have a huge lead. The coaches seem not to want the Flames to win by huge amounts. There have been several times where the Flames have had huge leads and and the coaches have told them to stand around and make bonehead plays to allow their opponents to come back and win the game. Again, the coaches seem to be confused about this game. Maybe they do not understand that the object is to win this game.
Maybe if the defense could learn not to let those forwards stand in front of the net. Maybe if the forward could be less cooperative when the defense of the other team is hitting them off the puck. Maybe we could be a little more selfish and win a few games. Please, can that be too much to ask? Speaking on behalf of the Flames fans - pretty please, win instead of being so charitable.
Maybe the team needs to read the rules, or are the players just rebelling, or have the coaches stopped coaching ? Or maybe the sky is falling. Oh oh, you better get some hard hats.
I really don't believe that the Flames coaches do not understand the rules Just making sure that is clear