I stumbled on some worthwhile Flamess material to share this morning before the game tonight
First up, we have a Jay Feaster interview courtesy Timo Seppa of Hockey Prospectus. Timo attended the Flames/Islanders game last night and managed to ask the Flames GM about the team’s recent success, as well as Calgary’s main challenges and the acquisition of Blake Comeau.
Make sure to have a listen. Thanks again to Timo for sharing the audio.
Sean Leahy published an interview with Jarome Iginla about his upcoming feat of scoring 500 career goals over at Puck Daddy today. It’s partially a puff piece, but there’s a few interesting bits for Flames fans, including:
Have you had a chance to really reflect on your career to this point and all of your personal accomplishments so far?
Not really. I’ve really enjoyed it. I want to play for a while longer. I feel good. [I’m] definitely thankful for the opportunities. I’ve had some good seasons and some good things happen. Definitely still want to win a Stanley Cup. [I’m] just kind of enjoying each year.
What does it mean to you to hit 498 all with the same team. It’s very rare in sports these days that a guy like you stays with the same franchise for so long.
I’m thankful for that opportunity. I feel I’ve grown up in Calgary. From 18-and-a-half, 19 on, I’ve been there for a lot of years, so it is home, but we want to win. Some people want you to stay because it’s comfortable, but no, I want to win and we have a good team and fortunately now we’re starting to play that way and climbing the standings, so I want to win there. I’m thankful for that, but I feel like there’s still lots left to do.
To me it sounds like Jarome is eventually going to have choose between winning in general and winning in Calgary because the club is on the wrong trajectory to get him back to a cup final any time soon. Your mileage may vary though.