Calgary Flames Hot Start to the Morning Vol 23


Jan 22, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Chris Butler (44) and goalie Karri Ramo (31) and center Matt Stajan (18) and defenseman Mark Giordano (5) and right wing David Jones (54) celebrate win over Phoenix Coyotes at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning Calgary Flames fans!

Just in case is there is any confusion over last night’s Flame For Thought article headline “Drafting Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel Just Got Harder“, it was meant as a general NHL statement about the new Draft rules and not a specific Calgary Flames statement.  I look forward to a Calgary Flames season of progression not regression.  There are 82 games in a NHL regular season.  I am expecting our Flames to earn 82 points through the course of the season.  Last year, our Flames finished with 77 points.

Final Kevin Hayes update – – the former Boston College teammate of current Calgary Flames Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold has decided to take his talents to the New York Rangers.

Over at The Hockey News, their writer Matt Larkin wrote an article about Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano.  Here are some snippets of Larkin’s article called “Mark Giordano says breakout season was about confidence, not stats“.

"He’s (Giordano) by no means cocky, but he has a quiet confidence about him. He doesn’t look like someone just one year into life as an NHL captain. That or it’s simply clear the Calgary Flames made the right choice.He says his life hasn’t changed too much since the ‘C’ was stitched onto his jersey for the start of 2013-14, that he simply leads by example, and that he believes young players look up to that more than anything….“I’ve always had confidence,” he said. “It changes year to year. The situations change, where you play, how much you play, and all that stuff. And you can’t let numbers really affect the way you feel about your game. I felt good the past few years, actually. Some years pucks go in and your numbers look a bit better than the previous year. But as you get older, especially being a defenseman, it’s all about evolving your game and being patient in your own end, and that’s what I’m trying to do.”"

What does the Flame For Thought family think of the new key chains?  Stay tuned for more details.

Have a great day Flames fans!