Of course, the big news yesterday was that Mark Giordano has been named Captain. Not that that’s surprising to anyone, but nice to see that they’ve finally made it official. Mike Cammalleri and Curtis Glencross are the assistants.
I don’t think that a captain is needed for success on the ice, as more often than not it’s just a piece of cloth sewn onto a good player’s jersey. There’s also the curious fact that on most teams one of the best players is the one with the C. Correlation does not imply causation, remember.
Regardless, congrats, Gio.
The past couple of summers we’ve done a series at FlamesNation looking at reasonable expectations for Flames players. As we don’t have a lot of time post-summer grind we’re probably only going to be able to get to a few of them. As such, is there anyone the readers want me to specifically focus on for next week?
I plan to give a general look over the forwards, defense and goaltenders but if there’s players people want more in-depth coverage on, we’ll be happy to oblige.
Sieloff Injury Update
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 19, 2013
It’s hard to do any type of surgery on the face, so I’m not surprised they’ve just elected to let it heal. Unfortunately for Mr. Sieloff, however, that means he’s going to have to wear full facial protection for the next 6-8 weeks.
Everyone else is progressing as normal.
We do a mailbag around here every week or so, but a lot of questions aren’t making it to the ask.fm inbox. The link is here and it’s the primary method of finding questions asked to us. The article can only work if you participate.
Choose your own adventure
With camp winding down soon, the Flames will be building their 23-man roster. Most of it is set in stone, but there’s still a few spots to be decided. With that in mind, I’d like to see what everyone’s roster would look like if they had control – the only guys you can use to build your roster are current UFAs and guys already under team control.
Goalies (3): Reto Berra, Joey MacDonald and Karri Ramo
Defensemen (13): Chad Billins, Chris Breen (injured), T.J. Brodie, Chris Butler, Mark Giordano, Keegan Kanzig, Shane O’Brien, John Ramage, Kris Russell, Patrick Sieloff (injured), Derek Smith, Dennis Wideman and Tyler Wotherspoon
Forwards (22): Sven Baertschi, Mikael Backlund, Steve Begin (injured), Lance Bouma, Mike Cammalleri, Michael Ferland, T.J. Galiardi, Curtis Glencross, Markus Granlund, Roman Horak, Jiri Hudler, Tim Jackman, Blair Jones, David Jones, Josh Jooris, Corban Knight, Brian McGrattan, Sean Monahan, Max Reinhart, Matt Stajan, Lee Stempniak and Ben Street
Here’s what mine would look like:
Put your submission in the comments and have a good weekend.