So my original post was going to be on how the Flames have so much money tied up in the press box with healthy scratches, but it took me too long to get my butt writing and well now their biggest cap drain in the press box is on the ice tonight, damn you Cory Sarich, going and playing the game tonight!
Instead, I sit here and struggle to come up with a topic for this post. I didn’t write a game preview because what am I going to say? Flames can’t capitalize on the power play and the Blackhawks are finally turning it around, that’s not really necessary, there’s a dozen other sites talking about this.
As the Flames wrap up an explosive offensive game (5-2 Flames!) against the Hawks, I want to take a moment to run down a few things before the point of this post happens:
- Ollie Jokinen is currently ranked 8th in the league for take aways, with his 19th tonight
- Paul Byron has 3 shots on goal, 2 of those shots have resulted in goals.
- Jarome Iginla is currently rocking -10 for his +/-
- Alex Tanguay leads the team with 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists)
- Flames hit the road for a 4 game road trip (Columbus, Detroit, St. Louis, Minnesota)
Now, I warn you if you click the “more” link, there’s gonna be some hardcore fangirl love. Just not the fangirl love you’re expecting….
How can you not love Curtis Glencross? Tonight alone, the guy had 2 goals, 1 assist, and helped a fan win a car! He’s on pace to do as well, if not better, than the 2010-2011 season. Looking at the stats, Glencross finished last season with 43 points (24 goals, 19 assists), if he can repeat those stats this year, I’ll be a very happy Flames fan.
Yeah, there’s better players on the team, but how can you not love the guy’s heart? Glencross’s resigning this summer (4 years, $2.5MM/season with a No Move Clause) was one of the few that didn’t make me *facepalm* as I read the reports. Rather I celebrated his contract, 4 more years with a great player.
And I haven’t even touched on the topic of what he does off the ice. Glencross grew up around the rodeo and now that he’s in Calgary he’s fully taking advantage of the cowboy culture.
While he is part of the chuckwagon team, Glencross doesn’t race the horses because of insurance reasons.
I’m sorry, tomorrow there will be an actual post that isn’t a total Curtis Glencross lovefest. Maybe some game analysis and commentary about what’s coming up.