Steve Staios surveyed the media-crowded Calgary Flames dressing room Friday as he was asked about what advice he had imparted to his teammates about playing in the Heritage Classic.
"Be ready for this," he said, waving towards the media crammed into the room.
Oh, and be ready for ticket requests and the arrival of friends and family. Sure, take it all in. All the hoopla, all the attention.
But then. Focus, boys, focus. >> Read complete post
"We have got to have an alumni game," Fleury chirped into the ear of Kerr.
Lo and behold, there is an alumni game featuring the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens. Many players from the 1989 Stanley Cup winning team, including Fleury, are set to dress for Calgary. Others include Lanny McDonald, Al MacInnis, Joe Nieuwendyk, Jim Peplinski, Gary Roberts -- who just got over a bout of pneumonia -- and Mike Vernon.
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Welcome to the Calgary Flames new blog system. It was officially launched Feb. 15 -- right in time for the Heritage Classic.
It is a new tool that the Flames website team -- Mike, Alex, Torie, Kristi, Jason -- are excited to begin using. We'll sign all our posts so you know who is posting all the time.
In the blogs you will find video, behind the scenes stories, news analysis and other exclusive content.
These will be fun, informative and sometimes off-the-wall. And the best part is, you can participate by posting comments and letting us know your thoughts. READ COMPLETE POST
Calgary forward Olli Jokinen is miffed.
And so he should be after taking a deliberate knee-on-knee hit Monday from the Avs Philippe Dupuis at the tail end of the first period of the Flames 9-1 rout of the Avs. At the time, the score was 5-0. Jokinen had four points -- the first Flame to record four points in a period since Al MacInnis did it against the Oilers in 1991. His line was on a roll -- eventually finishing with 11 points. READ POST