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Round One Begins: Calgary vs Chicago—Check Out Fire on Ice Live Tonight

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

If you read my last column, you read that I did (indirectly) predict that the Calgary Flames would finish fifth in the West Conference. At the very least I did prognosticate that it was very likely. Also at the time, the Flames, going through a rash of injuries, hadn't reached the apex of shelving players.

The end to the season basically began unbeknown to anyone right around the time Rene Bourque was placed on the injury list with a "lower-body injury" (high ankle sprain).

Then the team lost Todd Bertuzzi in favor of knee surgery. Like the line in the movie: "The hits just kept on coming", more and more players fell to the injury bug.

The Calgary Flames pretty much limped to the finish line, gutting out th...

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