so the flames get a rematch against les vestons bleus tonight, and will hopefully implement some of what they learned in the past week to nudge them towards victory.... the last game v. CBJ was fairly close, all things considered, and i expect a much better effort tonight.
aaron johnson will draw in for pardy and we'll see what kind of product he brings to the table. i would imagine him to be quite similar, style-wise, and with only a bit more experience.... paired with gio is a nice, warm, comfortable spot for a newbie (i would think).
i hinted about some gossip over on m&g, and it is entirely based on a friend of mine sitting near enough to two of the better calgary flames blueliners, after the vancouver game on friday night, that he could overhear their conversation.... one of the guys isn't much of a talker (and is apparently smaller in person than one would imagine), so i presume it was the other who expressed his opinion louder, more often, and with far more sarcasm (as is his way). my buddy says he was pretty drunk, so he doesn't remember very much, except for the notable hate-on these two had for a third, younger, well-paid calgary defenseman.... specifically he recalls the more talkative dude announcing that his favorite part of the entire game was this particular teammate, his own defense partner, getting his face smashed on the glass....
gio jersey will go for a third straight victory tonight at the dome.
best of luck !!