2015 NHL Playoffs, The Calgary Learning Curve

Jeff McIntosh, Canadian Press, Bob Hartley, Calgary Flames

Bob Hartley won the Jack Adams award after a surprisingly successful Flames season. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

No one expected the Calgary Flames to go as far as they did in 2014-15 with a young team and without the help of their 2014 first-round pick, Sam Bennett. But somehow, the youth iced by the Flames didn’t know what was expected and turned it around into a successful season under coach Bob Hartley.

The season ended with a short playoff run in which they defeated the Canucks in the first round only to find themselves in an uphill battle in round two. But the season wasn’t a failure in any sort of the word. In fact, it was a complete success. Not only did they grab experience for the young players on the team, but they learned what it will take to become a perennial playoff team. 

For the full learning experience, check out the story at the link below.

2015 NHL Playoffs, The Calgary Learning Curve – Originally published on The Hockey Writers

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