The Flames Have Won 10 Straight…
Calgary ties a franchise record with a 10th straight win. Atlanta won 10 straight between October 14th and November 3rd of 1978. #Flames
— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) March 14, 2017
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) March 14, 2017
THE CALGARY FLAMES INVENTED HOCKEY. THE CALGARY FLAMES ARE WINNING THE CUP
— #BennettForHart (@seyiflames93_12) March 14, 2017
Goddammit so much. This is tough because I hate you. I hate your team so, so much. I’m supposed to write a game day blog sometime in the next four or five hours and all I can think about is how my least favourite team in the ever is straight up exsanguinating the NHL. The Flames have set a franchise record 10 straight wins, and we haven’t won since March 4th.
The only thing we’ve been able to cling onto the last 240 hours has been earning a hard-fought home point against the defending Cup champions on Friday. Well, Calgary beat them in that record setting game last night, and Johnny Gaudreau went through their entire roster… current and former:
The literal definition of untouched. Made Ronald Hainsey look like the Vegreville egg. Made Brian Dumoulin look like Brian Dumoulin. Made Nick Bonino slide like an 8-year-old on a crazy carpet. And to make things worse, the bane of my existence Micheal Ferland has as many goals in his last 10 games as Jordan Eberle does in his last 40.
What’s worse is I have to sit here and take it. This is an Oilers site, so I’m obligated in some capacity to talk about all things Oilers. That means when our biggest rivals go on a double-digit winning streak I’m parking my defrosting ass in front of the laptop and writing about it. It legitimately feels like I went to the nearest 7/11 and let the first person I looked at stick an industrial-sized colonoscope up my anus. And there’s absolutely nothing I can do about it. I am left with no other options but to sit here and fully acknowledge the fact that the Calgary Flames are fucking pulverizing this entire league. Meanwhile, here come the Oilers:
Also, during this league-wide nuclear bombardment, the Flames did something that was truly incredible. Warning: All of the feels…
God, that’s good stuff right there. Choke in the first round, but still, that’s some real life good stuff.
PS – Should I hire a Flames blogger? This is something I’ve been contemplating for a while. I had some targets in mind that I wanted to hit first, and we’re pretty close to them anyways. Plus, with the playoffs around the corner, it’d be appropriate to have the still-very-much-inevitable first BoA playoff series since before computers be covered by both halves of the province. So if you know a Flames fan who’s interested in writing about this team going forward, tell them I’m thinking about it.