Common hockey phrase referring to the Calgary Flames and their complete lack of skill, speed and grit. They have an obvious inferiority complex to their rivals to the north, the Edmonton Oilers. Flames fans say they are sick of hearing about The Oil and their 5 Stanley Cups. I'd be sick of hearing about it too if I cheered for a team that has only one Stanley Cup. Now the inferiority complex is getting even worse for Flames fans as they witness the Oilers young exciting line-up surely to win future championships while the Flames roster continues to get older and slower with no hope for the future.
I have played a lot of hockey, watched a lot of hockey and have a decent knowledge of the game. Any person with a brain for hockey knows that the flames suck.