The coaching staff of the Flames have, and still believe, that the success of the Flames is based on how well they play defensively. I believe it has shown in the past that this team is better when they look after their own end, but what has happened offensively to this team lately is puzzling. You are not going to win scoring one goal a game no matter how great Mikka Kiprusoff is, but the top guns of the Flames have gone silent at the worst time possible and I don’t think anyone really has an answer. I may have a couple for you and the first is where the shots are going. How many times have you seen on T.V. or heard Peter Maher remark that when the shot is taken that it hits the goalie in the logo in front of the jersey. You ask any goaltender in the league and they will tell you the easiest shot to save is the half way up the net. I have always wondered why the Flames do not keep the puck down or roof it when the opportunity is there. The second and most important is they are not working hard enough to get themselves in good shooting lanes. You watch Jerome Iginla when he is on a scoring tear. He tends to find open ice to let that pateneted one timer go, or when the puck is on his stick, he becomes one of the top power forwards and bulls his way to the net. When he is not scoring, watch how many times he stays along the boards in a stationary position. To0 easy to defend when you are not moving your feet. The Flames do not have a lot of secondary scoring so when your top snipers are struggling all at the same time, it almost becomes impossible to win. I will leave Mike Cammalleri 0ut of this as he has just returned from injury but in the last five games Jerome Iginla and Ollie Jokinene are pointless, Curtis Glencross and Alex Tanguay have no goals and one assist each. Pretty tough to win when your top four forward are going through a slump all at the same time.