Last off-season, the Calgary Flames went out and got, arguably the best goaltender in the league last season, among other key moves. Flames fans could almost see their beloved team hoisting the Stanley Cup. Coming out of camp, Brian Elliott was the guy. Then he lost his first three starts, allowing 14 goals against in those three games. Chad Johnson didn’t fair much better, but at least he won a game.
Then Elliott went on a three-game win streak, beating the Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues and the Ottawa Senators. Everyone thought the real Brian Elliott was back and this was the start of something big. Then he lost his next six starts giving up 22 goals in that stretch. Johnson followed that up with a six-game win streak to start the month of December. Then they switched rolls again to finish December. Johnson lost four starts and Elliott won 5 going into January.
January & February were a mish-mash, as both tendies alternated between wins and losses. Then, Brian Elliott finally showed up as he rattled off 12 straight wins to push the Flames into a great playoff spot. Then the two were once again mediocre in March and were lucky to get into the playoffs, thanks to some shotty play by the Kings down the stretch.
Needless to say, the playoffs were a great for about the first 30 minutes of play. Then it all went to the dogs. Bad rebounds, terrible puck control and some very weak goals led to a very early exit for the Flames.
Both goalies become unrestricted free agents in the off-season.
What do the Flames do about their goaliecoaster?
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Get rid of both