Calgary Flames Monday Roundtable: Defencemen Edition

Mar 15, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Boston Bruins during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 15, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Boston Bruins during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 23, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) celebrates after a goal during the second period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 23, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) celebrates after a goal during the second period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

Question 4: We already know that Dougie Hamilton had a career-high season this season. With an article that Sportsnet put out a couple months ago with stats showing that Dougie and Mark Giordano were basically the best defensive duo out of all Canadian teams (and one of the best in the league), how excited are you for this duo next season?

Jonathan Boulanger

Very excited. High expectations but I think Gio, Brodie and Dougie are all exceptional and have the ability to stay elite. Who knows, maybe future Norris candidates?

Alex Hoegler

It’s going to be a joy to watch Giordano and Hamilton lead the Flames blue line for years to come. The former put up a Norris Trophy caliber season two years ago, whereas Hamilton is now emerging as a top-10 blueliner . There’s a lot to love about the scoring and toughness each guy possesses, and the Flames will go as far as these two take them.

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Dan Raicevich

I cannot wait to see what this pair brings next season. These are two elite defenseman who play well while being out there together. Dougie Hamilton is only going to improve, as he is still at the ripe age of 23 years old (turns 24 in June).

Dougie Hamilton is solid in his defensive end, as well as he is stellar on the offensive side. He is a towering presence out there, at 6 feet 6 inches tall. He skates like a deer as Brian Burke once stated earlier in the season.

In my opinion, he is the best defenseman on the Calgary Flames blueline. And he hasn’t even scratched his potential.

Ramina Shlah

Man, I am SO excited for Gio and Dougie. Like Alex said, Dougie is already a top-10 blueliner in the league right now and the Flames basically got him as a steal. Definitely future Norris candidates, like Jonathan said, and he brings that height along with a hard shot. He’s been very consistent this season and he’s been extremely effective on the powerplay as well. He credited his season turning around to being paired with Gio and even said Gio is somebody he looks up to. Them two together is dangerous.