Calgary Flames

Next up is the Calgary Flames. Calgary ended up with a 37-29-16 record. They finished 9th in the Western Conference with 90 points, 5 points behind 8th place. With the 5th lowest number of goals scored, at 202, they were in need of offense. In my opinion, they had an average off-season.

The most disappointing part of the off-season was the loss of Olli Jokinen, an 80+ point scorer. They also lost David Moss, who can put up points, but on an inconsistent basis.

The Flames grabbed Jiri Hudler, who can put up 30-50 points a season. They also sign Dennis Wideman, a defenseman who can surprisingly score a lot of points a season. He averages 27.89 points per game in around 60 games per season. The only problem is his inability to stay healthy. If he can stay healthy, though, he can help the offense. Even with losing Olli Jokinen, Hudler and Wideman can possibly fill in the loss of the point scorer. The one obstacle is the health of Dennis Wideman.

I believe the Calgary Flames will be in the race for the last spots in the playoffs again.


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