SUN Hockey Pool

Can't build on playoff run

TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:58 AM ET

Any momentum the Calgary Flames would have had this season will die completely with an official cancellation.

So that invigorating run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final last spring against the Tampa Bay Lightning? It won't amount to much when the NHL resumes.

Goalie Miikka Kiprusoff missed an opportunity to grow after a wonderful season in 2003-04. Daymond Langkow was added for depth up front, and this year likely would have marked a fine rookie season for Dion Phaneuf, regarded to be the best junior-aged defenceman in the world. Flames fans, who endured seven consecutive non-playoff seasons before last spring, still can look forward to a defence corps anchored Robyn Regehr.

It's not just on the ice the team will suffer. There were 15,000 season tickets sold. But interest remain when the NHL starts again?


Videos

Photos