Mar 13, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames right wing Brian McGrattan (16) takes a shot during the warm up before the game against Detroit Red Wings at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames Hot Start to the Morning Vol 26

Good morning Calgary Flames fans!  One month away from the Calgary Flames exhibition game in Sylvan Lake against the Pho…er…Arizona Coyotes.  Why are they playing in Sylvan Lake you ask?   Your answer is HERE.

Thank you very much to staff writer Traci Kay for covering Volume 25 of the Hot Start yesterday morning!  A wonderful job was done  introducing new Flames goalie coach Jordan Sigalet in the morning, then introducing newly acquired Devin Setoguchi in the evening.

The ways things worked out with Devin Setoguchi coming over from the Jets and TJ Galiardi going to the Winnipeg, one can almost somewhat call it a trade.  Flame For Thought took to Twitter last night to ask the family if Setoguchi is a upgrade or downgrade from Galiardi.  The voting was unanimous.

The Calgary Flames website re-posted a NHL.com article, “Gaudreau, Bennett excited about futures with Flames“.  Here a couple snippets from the article:

Calgary’s rebuild began in earnest with the arrival of Sean Monahan, whose 22 goals as a rookie ranked second on the team last season. Fortunately for the Flames, their top rookie in 2013-14 has already become fast friends with their two prized prospects.

Gaudreau and Monahan met last year as Gaudreau showed up for the final week of the NHL season and scored a goal in his one NHL game. The two players worked together this summer at a hockey camp run by Flames coach Bob Hartley in York, Pa.. Bennett got to know Monahan, also a suburban Toronto native, before his name was even called by Calgary at the draft.

“He talked about Calgary and what it was like. As soon as I got picked by Calgary, he was all over me, texting me and stuff. He’s definitely a great guy to talk to,” Bennett said.  “All he was saying was good things about Calgary. After hearing him talk about that, it made me want to go to Calgary so badly. I was lucky enough to be picked by them.”

This week’s installment of ISEE (Iggy Smalls Excellent Edits) tells the story of what flames enforcer Brian McGrattan will do to opposing players who get too close to Sam Bennett or Johnny Gaudreau.

Have a great day Flames fans!

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