Flames GM: ‘averaging north of four goals against’ won’t cut it

At least Brad Treliving has kept his sense of humor.

In speaking with the Calgary Sun, the Flames’ GM chose an amusing way to criticize his team’s inability to keep the puck out of its net this season.

“We’re averaging north of four goals against a game,” Treliving said. “I don’t care if you are playing Mary’s Sisters of the Poor, you aren’t going to win like that. That’s plagued us from Day 1.”

Treliving also said all the predictable stuff about not making a trade just for the sake of making a trade, etc.

But he’s right that the Flames (3-9-1) need to figure it out defensively, and that includes the goaltenders. No team has a higher goals-against average than they do (4.23). Columbus is 29th at 3.69.

Heading into tonight’s action, the Sisters of the Poor are two points up on the Flames in the Pacific Division, but Calgary does hold a game in hand.

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