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Happy Accidents

Famous painter and artist Bob Ross had a saying:

“We don’t have mistakes. We have happy accidents.”

The phrase popped up if he ever made a below-average stroke with his paintbrush, as he would then rework the accidental smudge into something else. From a screw-up came a new shrub, or mountain top. He would go on to explain that loss or misfortune can simply be an opportunity for growth you never would have found if the bad thing didn’t happen in the first place.

If that’s the case, the Calgary Flames have had the happiest accidental summer in franchise history.