Calgary Flames Hot Start to the Morning Vol 54


Sep 25, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan (23) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning Calgary Flames fans!

I was unable to catch any of last night’s 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks but thanks to Twitter, it almost feels like I watched it.  Via Flame For Thought’s Twitter account there is currently a list of 334 Calgary Flames fans and they did a wonderful job filling me in on what I missed.

The best part about being a hockey fan is you are entitled to your opinion.  There is no right or wrong opinions but it is fascinating how people can be watching the same game and coming up with almost opposite views.  Here’s a great example:

If there was an opinion that seemed mutual, it was the admiration society for Calgary Flames 2014 1st round pick Sam Bennett.  Most importantly the admiration society was led by Calgary Flames Head Coach Bob Hartley:

There was one tweet last night that seemed to sum up the “general” feeling on three different Calgary Flames players:

After Calgary Flames shot-blocker extraordinaire Lance Bouma attempted and failed on a penalty shot, the Twitter list filled with opinions about Mr. Bouma.  Here’s the opinion I agree with the most:

As for the game itself, here’s all you really need to know remembering that this is still just pre-season:

This morning’s final tweet is not about the game but about a part of the Flames practice routine that got a lot of play in the media.  I don’t see the big deal about the Calgary Flames dedicating some time in practice to learn fighting techniques.  Being instructed on how to fight does not make someone a fighter.  If you became what you practiced then the league would have be filled with 40 goal scorers.

Flames are back at it tonight in Vancouver.  Have a great day Flames fans!