Good day Calgary Flames fans. A new feature I am hoping to add to Flame For Thought is a morning “Hot Start” article. A round up of three to five Calgary Flames news items that I find every morning before leaving for work. Hopefully it gives you a little more time to enjoy your coffee as you click the links neatly gathered together about your favourite team.
Of course, the first article which you will always be linked to is the latest article(s) from this site. So we start with the one written by myself about Jonas Hiller. Am I over-excited about the former Anaheim Duck?
Story two: The Hockey News is doing a countdown of NHL logos. On Thursday, July 29th the Calgary Flames logo appeared on the list. The list includes an extensive review of the Calgary Flames logo timeline. The Flames logo finished 19th overall with the following comment made by The Hockey News writer:
“Sometimes simplicity deserves love. The Flames logo keeps a tie to their Atlanta origins, but more than that, yellow is a stand out color not used too much in professional sports. I couldn’t see it as a top 10 logo (and I’m not a fan of the increased use of black), but the unique color scheme and clean look deserve a nod.” – Rory Boylen
Where would you rank the Calgary Flames logo?
Story three: CSN Washington has started releasing their team-by-team previews for 2014-15. The Calgary Flames preview features the following snippets:
“The Flames also addressed some questions in goal by signing 32-year-old goaltender Jonas Hiller to a two-year contract. After losing his job in Anaheim, Hiller is expected to be the No. 1 in Calgary, ahead of competent backup Karri Ramo.
The Flames played well enough in the second half of last season [19-14-1] to provide hope for the 2014-15 campaign, especially after 12 players made their NHL debuts last season. One of those players is pint-sized scoring sensation Johnny Gaudreau, who won the Hobey Baker Trophy as the top NCAA player in the country. Another is center Sean Monahan, who scored more goals in his rookie season  than any Flames rookie since Jarome Iginla in 1996-97.”
Will they make the playoffs in 2014-15? They’ll get close, but fall a few points short.
Calgary Flame fans, do you mostly agree, somewhat agree, or completely disagree with the Washington based preview of our team?
Enjoy your day Flames fans!