December 11 2013 08:23AM
Jarome Iginla’s last game as a member of the Flames was technically sitting out as as a healthy scratch last season, on the night he was ultimately traded. Because there were deals in the works, Iginla was told to stay home. He didn’t even get to come to the rink.
For 16 years, Iginla was the future, then face of the franchise here. And just like that, he was gone.
December 10 2013 10:41PM
It was an emotional night down there at the Scotiabank Saddledome, as Jarome Iginla made his first appearance in the building as a visitor following playing the better part of two decades as a Flame. Despite the distraction of Iginla's return, the Flames played a strong and structured game and out-worked Boston.
Well, for 40 minutes, at least.
December 10 2013 10:09AM
That video tribute to Jarome Iginla is brilliant. If you've got half an hour to kill, this is a million times better than that episode of the Big Bang Theory you were planning to watch, so do yourself a favour and peep this instead, Citizens. Big ups to Anthony Cook, who is quite a terrific media distributor for Flames fans wanting Flames goodness, for compiling this tome.
It, literally, figuratively, and metaphorically, is TIME. Tonight is the night. This game has been marked down on the calendar of every Flames fan since they released the schedule and assuming any Flames fan still uses an actual calendar and not the much, much better Google version on their phone.
Your Calgary Flames sit 6th in the Pacific Division, ahead of only the woefully hilarious Edmonton Oilers, and do not look poised to be fighting for a playoff spot. The foe tonight: The Boston Bruins, a ferocious pack of Bear-Man hockey players with aspirations of Stanley, an Eastern Conference anxiety that presents itself but twice this season. Optically, this game could not be more meaningless. But for Flames fans, this is a game that we all know we'll never forget, no matter what happens. Why is this, of all games, such a big deal?
Because the King is back, baby. Big Daddy Jarome is chillin' in the Dome!
December 09 2013 09:24AM
It was a big week for the Calgary Flames, with three games against in-conference opponents, and the long-awaited return of their captain Mark Giordano. All this and more in this week's Weekly Ignition!
December 08 2013 12:02AM
Well, no regular season win feels quite as good than one against the Oilers. Except maybe the Canucks. No wait, in the wake of their "rebuild at all costs, the next six years mean nothing" arrogance, definitely the Oilers.
Even if the Flames blew Reto Berra's chance at a shutout with ten seconds left in the third, a win's a win. Beating the Oilers just feels so, satisfying.