Good morning Calgary Flames fans!
I will start your day off with a weird reference. Did you know 7 years ago today, the Texas Rangers set the MLB record for most runs in a game with 30? Naturally that makes a person wonder, what’s the most goals the Calgary Flames have ever scored in a game? The answer is 13 goals and it was done on February 10, 1993. According to the box score on hockey-reference.com, the Calgary Flames were paced that record setting night by hat tricks from Robert Reichel and Ron Stern.
Back to the future, Paul Byron was re-introduced to the Flame For Thought family yesterday evening. In the article, I suggest that Byron is one of many Calgary Flames that can and will chip into the Mike Cammalleri 26 goal void. Blogger/journalist Darren Hayes tweeted out some scary insight into Cammalleri’s team leading 26 goals during the 2013-14 season.
Scary. Cammalleri’s 26 goals was the lowest total to lead the Flames since 1972-73 in Atlanta – and 13 of them came in the final six weeks.
— Darren Haynes (@DarrenWHaynes) August 22, 2014
The other item mentioned in yesterday’s Paul Byron re-introduction was/is his unfortunate connection to the Vancouver Canucks. I have tried to connect with the new Editor over at Fansided’s Vancouver Canucks site The Canuck Way about an opening day friendly wager. Anybody have any suggestions?
I leave you this morning with some interesting snippets from an Edmonton Journal blog article by David Staples:
Which team will come out on top this year (Edmonton or Calgary)? A group of six ex-players turned TV analysts — Jeff O’Neill, Jamie McLennan, Matthew Barnaby, Mike Johnson, P.J. Stock and Kevin Weekes — were asked this question by The Hockey News and came up with a split decision, O’Neill, Barnaby and Weekes favouring the Flames, Johnson, McLennan and Stock picking the Oilers.
“Calgary,” said O’Neill. “They work harder and Edmonton is simply too easy to play against.”
“Calgary,” said Barnaby. “(Like asking which wounded chicken will cross the road first).”
Have a great day Flames fans!