Youth injection fails to solve FlamesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ goal scoring woes
By Vicki Hall, Calgary Herald
Over the summer, Jay Feaster promised a meritocracy under his reign with the best 20 players ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â in the eyes of head coach Brent Sutter ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â suiting up on any given night for the Calgary Flames.
Regardless of tenure. Regardless of reputation. Regardless of contract
The philosophy held true Friday night in Chicago with Cory Sarich ($3.6 million) and Matt Stajan ($3.5 million) parked in the press box and the waived Niklas Hagman ($3 million) assigned to the minors in Abbotsford.
Not that it mattered on the scoresheet. Even with a youth-injected lineup, the Flames fell 4-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks before the customary sellout crowd of 21,720 at the United Center… Read More