The Calgary Flames found themselves getting hosed quite often last season. The goaltending situation was a mess and Calgary got hammered on a few nights too despite having the 11th best offense and top-15 special team units on both the power play and penalty kill.
Team Name: Calgary Flames
Record: 19-25-4, 4th Northwest, No playoffs
Player of the Season: Mike Cammalleri led the team with 13-19–32 and 15 of those points came on the power play. He was one of the few moderately reliable players on this team. Of course, the -15 rating will turn some people off but this was a team that gave up a lot of goals at even strength.
Breakout of the Season: This was a tough call since the team was all-around lousy but it goes to defenseman Dennis Wideman. He played for his fifth different team in as many seasons and looked to be halfway decent for the Flames. Wideman’s line of 6-16–22 with 13 power-play points looks good. It won’t cover the blemish of a -9 rating but he’s still one to watch next...