Calgary Flames Hot Start to the Morning Vol 36


Mar 14, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars goalie Tim Thomas (30) and defenseman Trevor Daley (6) defend against Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan (23) during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Flames defeated the Stars 4-3 in the overtime shootout. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning Calgary Flames fans!

Seventh defenseman for our Flames or top pairing defenseman for the Adirondack Flames?  21 year old Tyler Wotherspoon was re-introduced to the Flame For Thought family last night with that simple, but yet complicated, question in mind.

In case you missed it, here once again is the “lucky tweet” for your chance to win a Flame For Thought keychain.  All you have to do is retweet it!  If you are on Facebook, there is a lucky Flame For Thought Facebook post to like for another chance to win a free keychain.  Winners will be announced today at approximately 5PM.

It appears that Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving agrees with 67% of the Flame For Thought family and believes Sam Bennett is going back to play in the juniors for the 2014-15 season.  Here is the link to the Sportsnet story.

Curtis Glencross was recently re-introduced to the Flame For Thought family.  Bleacher Report’s Lyle Richardson figures my bet to shave my legs if Glencross signs anything more than a one year contract after this with the Calgary Flames is safe.  Richardson lists Curtis Glencross as his “1 Star on Each NHL Team in Decline Ahead of 2014-15 Season“.  Now I never said Glencross was “in decline”, I simply stated my belief that Glencross’ days here in Calgary are numbered due to the youth movement.  Here is the Lyle Richardson piece on Mr. Glencross:

"2013-14 statistics: 38 games played, 12 goals, 12 assists, 24 points.Why he’s in decline: Curtis Glencross’ physical two-way style has taken a toll on the 31-year-old winger. He’s never had an injury-free NHL season. indicates knee injuries have cost him 40 games since 2009-10, while an ankle injury sidelined him for 29 games last season. Glencross turns 32 in December and is approaching the end of his playing prime.Prediction for this season: Glencross will be eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer. He’ll be motivated to step up his play in hopes of landing a lucrative new deal. Given Glencross’ style of play, however, it’s unlikely he’ll be free of injury this season. He’ll be fortunate to play more than 67 games and exceed 40 points."

Have a great day Flames fans!!