Calgary Flames Hot Start to the Morning Vol 35


Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning Calgary Flames fans!

Yesterday was a big day for Flame For Thought with the launch of our YouTube channel.  Our first video “Shut up and dance bikini boy: Is it October yet?” has been warmly received and I thank everyone who took the two minutes to watch it.  Hopefully a few of you watch it again.  Haven’t seen it yet? CLICK HERE!

Also yesterday, Flame For Thought re-introduced Calgary Flames assistant captain Curtis Glencross.  Glencross is entering the final year of his team-friendly contract with the Calgary Flames.  With injuries shortening Glencross’ season last year and high scoring prospects preparing to make our favourite team better, the Calgary Flames are in a tough position.  On one hand, you know that Glencross will play to the proverbial “110%” every night and deserves a pay raise.  On the other hand, you know that after this season the hope is to cut into his ice-time to move forward with the youth movement.  What would you do if you were Brad Treliving? yesterday released their “Core Values” article on our Calgary Flames.  Interestingly enough, Curtis Glencross is not on their “core value” list.  The following is their explanation of “core value” and their options from our Flames.

"In the salary cap era, where NHL teams have to be efficient with their money, it’s important for each club to have a core group of players who set the foundation on which to build the rest of the team. This group often includes the players who consume the bulk of a team’s cap space, while also providing the greatest on-ice impact.Players (Age, term remaining on contract): D Mark Giordano (30, 2 years), LW Jiri Hudler (30, 2 years), C Mikael Backlund (25, 1 year), C Sean Monahan (19, 2 years), D T.J. Brodie (24, 1 year), D Dennis Wideman (31, 3 years)"

On the “Sarcastic yet legitimate” side of things, FanSided’s “Too Many Men on the Site” released a NHL Logo ranking article.  The Calgary Flames logo finished as the best logo in the league.  That’s gotta mean something, right?

Remember this tweet?

The key chains have arrived I want to give 2 of them away.  Keep an eye on Flame For Thought later today for your chance to win.

Have a great day Flames fans and remember – – it’s the first day of school so school zone speed limits are back in effect.  Make like a Mike Vernon jersey and only drive 30.