Although not really a surprise to anyone, the announcement of Kipper’s retirement is a reminder of just how bad this team is going to be this year. And next. And the year after that. etc.
What’s this team trying to sell to us fans? I don’t even know who to put on the back of my new jersey (if I’m even willing to buy one this year).
- The Flames have no goalie.
- The Flames have Mark Giordano and Dennis Wideman on defense and nothing else.
- The Flames have Michael Cammalleri up front and not much else. Maybe Glencross is worth a mention, but really – he’d be a third-line guy on any playoff team.
It’s going to be a long few years.
Here are the early guesses at what this team may look like, your 2013/14 Calgary Flames:
- Curtis Glencross – Mikael Backlund – Mike Cammalleri
- Sven Baertschi – Matt Stajan – Jiri Hudler
- Lee Stempniak – Sean Monahan – David Jones
- Tim Jackman – Corban Knight – Roman Horak
- Mark Giordano – Dennis Wideman
- TJ Brodie – Derek Smith
- Chris Butler – Shayne O’Brien
- Karri Ramo
- Joey MacDonald
Like I said, it’s going to be a long few years.