Calgary Flames Hot Start to the Morning Vol 34


Mar 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Ice crew workers shovel snow off the ice in a Stadium Series hockey game. September is when thoughts turn to snow and Calgary Flames Hockey!! Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Happy September Calgary Flames fans!!

September is the unofficial “passing of the torch” from summer to autumn.  With Flame For Thought releasing their first YouTube video today at 12:00PM, I figured it would be apropos to send folks over to the new  Flame For Thought YouTube channel to watch a couple “passing of the torch” of goals.  If you go to the “playlists” section of our YouTube page, you will find a video of Jarome Iginla’s 500th goal and a video of Lanny McDonald’s final goal as a Calgary Flame
(which ensured our Flames the 1989 Stanley Cup).

Yesterday on Twitter the following question was posed to our Flame For Thought family, “Which happens first in the 2014-15 Calgary Flames season – – Sean Monahan scores a goal or Brian McGrattan gets a penalty?”  Here are my two favourite answers!

I prefer to play my fantasy hockey on ESPN.  Here are the top 5 Calgary Flames on the ESPN “master list” (number in brackets is their ESPN rank)–

  1. Mark Giordano (41)
  2. Jonas Hiller (158)
  3. Sven Baertschi (221)
  4. Sean Monahan (234)
  5. Johnny Gaudreau (247)

So if you want a “sleeper pick” in your ESPN draft, try Curtis Glencross (765).  Every year he has played in Calgary, Glencross has averaged at least 0.5 points per game.  If Curtis Glencross can stay healthy enough to break the 70 game plateau, Mr. Glencross likely breaks the 40 point plateau along the way.  Looking at last years top point totals, 40 points was good enough for 150th overall in the NHL.

Have a great day Flames fans and remember, noon today the first Flame For Thought YouTube video is being released.