Calgary Flames Daily: Recovering from a loss, Jagr in practice

EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 4 2017: (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 4 2017: (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images) /

24 hours ago was a much more exciting time for Calgary Flames fans. Let’s check out some news surrounding the team over the last day.

A day ago, Calgary Flames fans everywhere were excited. The team had Jaromir Jagr, the season was starting, hockey was finally back. But after that somewhat embarrassing loss last night to the Edmonton Oilers, moods are definitely down.

For more of a post-game recap, we put this out last night that can be found here.

But something that shined above the 3-0 shutout season-opening loss was goaltender Mike Smith. He was probably the player that fans were most worried about. But he was easily the best player on the ice last night. He stopped 42 of 44 shots against the Oilers.

But, something that Calgary Flames fans can be looking forward to is Jaromir Jagr. After arriving in Calgary yesterday, he missed the season-opener. He also said that he won’t play a game until he feels like he’s practiced enough with the team and feels ready.

And today, he practiced for the first time with a flaming C on his chest.

Let’s hope he plays in the home-opener on Saturday.

Via Calgary Herald:

"“He’s got a presence, no question,” smiled Treliving, mere hours after the Jagr deal was officially announced and he was introduced to the Calgary media wearing a No. 68 jersey that is already selling by the thousands.“One of the things you dig into is, ‘how do you manage that?’ It can’t be a distraction or something that takes away from the group. I can tell you he doesn’t bring it on himself. When you’ve got his resume people are going to follow him.“We can’t be deferring to one guy or be in awe. No question, the first time he walks into the room there’s going to be a little bit of that, but it can’t carry over into when we play.“At the end of the day, he wants the players to be players.“This is a move to try to make us be better. Big body. Elite mind. We think he can make us a better team.”"

Flames Tweet of the day

Some links surrounding the Flames

McDavid’s hat trick puts out Flames on opening night (CBC Sports).

Breaking down the deal for Jaromir Jagr (Calgary Herald).

Smith solid, but McDavid leads Oilers past Flames with hat trick in opener (Calgary Herald).

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

Watching hockey could affect fans with cardiovascular disease (Sportsnet).

Just a small group of visor-less players remaining in NHL (Sportsnet).

Four things we learned in the NHL: Blues spoil Penguins’ party (Sportsnet).

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That’s all in today’s Flames Daily. I’m still crying, thanks.