Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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For reasons nobody can comprehend, the Calgary Flames have refused to hit the “reset” button after years of sputtering.The franchise sought incremental upgrades instead, allocating hefty payroll chunks to add veterans like Mike Cammalleri and Dennis Wideman. Patchwork roster repairs haven’t helped and the Flames are destined to miss the playoffs yet again.They doomed themselves by losing nine straight road games, allowing 38 goals in the process. At no point this season have the Flames strung together three consecutive victories.So why not move out the twilight-year veterans, gather some more draft picks and prospects and start anew?That time may finally be coming – and coach Bob Hartley acknowledged that."Right now, there's no lying about this," he told Calgary reporters Sunday after his game-day skate. “We are in trouble, and we have to rally."I've been talking for a long time about a big string of wins. Well, if it doesn't happen very soon, we'll ha...
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