Posted September 24, 2013 on AP on Fox

CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 22: Mark Giordano #5 (C) of the Calgary Flames is helped off the ice by teammate Andrei Zyuzin #7 after taking a puck to the face as Wayne Primeau #19 skates by against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of Game 6 of the 2007 Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 22, 2007 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Tim Smith/Getty Images)
Flames coach Bob Hartley acknowledged the obvious when he publicly praised the selection of defenseman Mark Giordano as Calgary's captain. ''Mark represents all the qualities that we set as a coaching staff and an organization,'' Hartley said. ''He is a quality man who is proud to represent the Calgary Flames both on and off the ice. We are very happy with (him) setting the example for our team, and especially our young players, as we move through this crucial yet exciting period in the history of the Flames franchise.'' Indeed, they will need all the help they can get. Calgary is coming off another disappointing season, and there are fewer and fewer stars around the locker room these days. The Flames launched a complete rebuilding of the franchise at the trade deadline last season, and continued the overhaul during the offseason with a series of trades. A playoff berth doesn't seem likely this year, but Calgary will have a foundation for t...
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