July 29 2016 08:00AM
The real crime here is that Chad Johnson isn't wearing #85.
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July 29 2016 05:00AM
Auston Mattews contract saga over nothing, how do the best NHL teams structure their salary cap, Trevor Linden speaks, Flames off-season report card, all signs point to Connor McDavid to be Oilers next Captain, Pacific division preview, size doesn't matter, Evander Kane, The Tragically Hip and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
July 28 2016 02:00PM
The Fall wrote:
Christian, I would love to see some numbers with Chiasson on the top line: with more emphasis on this time in Dallas.
Well guess what.
July 28 2016 11:00AM
It's arguable which Flames youngster is considered the first pillar of the post-Iginla rebuild. Most probably consider it to be Sean Monahan or Johnny Gaudreau. Maybe some are waiting for Sam Bennett or Matthew Tkachuk to become the icon of a new era.
I contend it's T.J. Brodie. The 26-year-old defender's rise from obscurity was one of the first indications that the team might have a future beyond Iginla and the old guard. In fact, it was the Jay Bouwmeester trade in 2012 that gave us a hint of how good Brodie was going to be.
July 28 2016 08:00AM
Deryk Engelland only wore #5 when he was with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hell, he wore that number with the Moose Jaw Warriors; he's worn it for most of his career. When he got to the Flames, that number was, obviously, taken.
So... #29 it was, apparently. It was freshly available once he arrived in Calgary, and with the traditionally lower defenceman numbers pretty much all already taken, was as good a fit as any.