Calgary Flames Hot Start to the Morning Vol 47


Jan 28, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley on his bench against the Chicago Blackhawks during the overtime period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

We will start this morning with the following quote from Calgary Flames Head Coach Bob Hartley:

"“At training camp last year, I asked our players to shock the league. By the way we played, the way we competed. And while we did get recognized for . . . something, for our effort, for being in so many close games, we didn’t achieve what really counts. At the NHL level we can talk about (Sean) Monahan’s progression, (Joe) Colborne’s progression, (Brian) McGrattan’s improvement as a hockey player, (Mark) Giordano, (T.J. Brodie) Brodes and Kris Russell having their best offensive years ever, a great second half from Karri Ramo . . . all the stuff like this.But at the end of the day we’re still a 27th place team.I need to raise the bar. Not TRY to raise the bar. Raise the bar.So, does it bother me, or scare me, to say ‘playoffs?’ No.We have to be better.” Calgary Herald"

Good morning Calgary Flames fans!!  Judging by Coach Hartley’s above statement, I think he would be happy with the last night’s Flame For Thought article, “Calgary Flames, Progression and Predictions for 2014-15“.

The first on-ice sessions for our Calgary Flames training camp are listed below.  All on ice sessions are open for viewing to the public.  If you attend one of the sessions and want to share what you saw, please use the comment section below.  Thank you.

"FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 201410:00 AM – Game – Team A (McDonald) vs. Team B (Nieuwendyk) – Snyder-WinSport10:00 AM – Practice – Team C (Vernon) – Arena C11:00 AM – Game – Team A (McDonald) vs. Team C (Vernon) – Snyder11:00 AM – Practice – Team B (Nieuwendyk) – Arena C"

We will finish today with a tweet found on Twitter which I feel sums up how many people feel on the first day of training camp:

Have a great day Flames fans!