It's shocking because there should be no reason for it. They still have their core people on board!! Havlat leaving shouldn't even have an effect on them, he was out of the line-up more than he was in it anyway, and Chara leaving, well yes, that's a big blow to the defense, but that has nothing to do with putting puck in the net, and them have a consistent effort out there, game after game, like they have in the past!!
I picked Calgary last in the Northwest because even last season without lots of scoring they were still a dominant team and Kipper would stop basically everything that was shot at him. But now with their so called improvment in offence they still can't score goals and are losing lots of games. Maybe it's the new coach?