Found September 23, 2013 on
from Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun,
It was the No. 1 question for the Calgary Flames.
It still is.
With just two NHL pre-season games left on their slate, the Flames puck-stopping situation — specifically, who inherits the starting job from just-retired Miikka Kiprusoff? — remains unsettled.
“Still don’t know,” Flames head coach Bob Hartley said after Sunday’s training camp session at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre. “They’ll have, basically, to prove themselves on a daily basis.”
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Flames coach Bob Hartley acknowledged the obvious when he publicly praised the selection of defenseman Mark Giordano as Calgary's captain.
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The No. 1 netminder job for the Calgary Flames wasn’t going to just be handed to Karri Ramo.
He had to earn it.
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