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.
@Flame_4_Thought Galiardi was a disappointment last year. Let's see what Setoguchi can bring… Won't be worse I guess
— Leonardo Coelho (@lctherook) August 24, 2014
@Flame_4_Thought Upgrade. Playing in his home province and being coached by Bob Hartley. Expecting 30 plus points for a cheap price.
— Chris Caddey (@caddey22) August 24, 2014
@Flame_4_Thought Galiardi was overall pretty quiet all last season. Can't see Setoguchi providing any less. Upgrade.
— Derrick Wood (@DerrickWood77) August 24, 2014
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.
— Iggy Smalls (@FlamingMoses79) July 29, 2014
Have a great day Flames fans!