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It's been a bizarre two weeks (apologies for the missing last week). Seven days ago, I thought the crazy was because of the full moon. But it's just kept going on.
The plot twists are incredible.
Buckle up, Calgary – Darryl Sutter is back in town. The switch from friendly Geoff Ward to that no-nonsense frown will definitely light a spark. It'll be fun to watch the boom (look, I'm not talking to you directly, Johnny Gaudreau – I'm just buying the iso feed to watch for cracks in your poker face).
The Habs fired Carey Price's goalie coach in the middle of game last week. The same goalie coach that helped Price rise to stardom and earn a Hart-Vezina-Lindsay trifecta in 2015. The same coach that turned Jake Allen's game around this year.
Before that, Price got Claude Julien fired.
Maybe it should have been the other way around. Price isn't old by goaltending standards, but this is the third queasy season in the last four.
I just hope he's not the next Braden Holtby, the man exposed in a new setting after three-to-four years of declining numbers.
Coaching can't halt a decline. Only mask it.
The turmoil in the North is truly fun to watch. And it's clear there's not much margin for error for teams in a shortened NHL season.
From a fantasy view, it's all good news. Talented, yet inconsistent Flames suddenly getting into a groove? On board with that. Carey Price's