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Same ol' same ol' from years past for Flames

Jarome Iginla can no longer do it all for the Flames, so it's time to make some changes. Photo by...

Jarome Iginla can no longer do it all for the Flames, so it's time to make some changes. Photo by Lucy Nicolson/Reuters

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:41 PM ET

If you’re looking for the perfect way to show the Calgary Flames have been spinning their wheels the last few years, simply look at the numbers.

Monday’s 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings not only has the Flames on a three-game losing skid but sitting on 22 points through 24 games in last place in the NHL’s Western Conference.

Their record through 24 games in the 2011-12 season was also worth 24 points (10-12-2).

Same thing at that point in the ’10-11 season (10-12-2).

Talk about proof the Flames are not on the right path.

In the previous couple of years, the Flames have been optimistic, saying the status-quo will work out. Think of the phrase said by the club’s GM Jay Feaster a year ago: “The answers are in still that room.”

Those answers failed to add up to a playoff spot.

If the Flames needed any further signs what they have been doing — adding veterans with a sprinkling of youth — has not been working, they have it in black and white.


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