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Calgary Flames can learn from Coyotes, Blues

It took a while, but both the Coyotes and Blues' rebuilding efforts have paid off. (Getty Images)

It took a while, but both the Coyotes and Blues' rebuilding efforts have paid off. (Getty Images)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:17 AM ET

As the number of losses increases — and the goals-for total doesn’t — the Calgary Flames are learning their share of lessons.

 

The players had best be taking notes after games like Tuesday’s 6-0 shellacking at the hands of the Phoenix Coyotes as they prepare to get back in action Thursday at the Saddledome against the St. Louis Blues.

The Coyotes may not be at the top of the NHL standings, currently in a wildcard spot but looking strong enough to be a potential playoff team, but they do have a certain skill most teams should envy.

The Desert Dogs, under head coach Dave Tippett, are one of the most structured and defensively patient teams in the NHL and often score on the counter-attack.

Yes, it’s often boring to watch, especially if you’re a Flames fan the past few seasons, but it’s effective.


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