February 16, 2013
Flames coach says no defending defensive play

Calgary Flames goalie Joey MacDonald and Dennis Wideman after the St. Louis Blues scored their fourth goal Friday night at the Saddledome. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

Saturday’s brunch menu at the Saddledome featured a buffet of blunt assessment, without even a hint of sugary coating.

Even with a night to digest a 5-2 home-ice loss to the St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley arrived at the rink with a sour taste in his mouth.

“We’re not Amnesty International,” Hartley deadpanned after a morning practice. “We’re way too generous.”

Hartley has tried to put a positive spin on most of his dozen games behind the bench for the Flames (4-5-3), but he didn’t have a lot of good things to say about the early moments of Friday’s battle with the visiting Blues.