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07:25 AM ET 07.31 | When the recruiting pitch comes, few teams can offer as much opportunity as the Flames. "We all know Calgary is the land of opportunity right now, and the opportunity is something I couldn't really pass up on," said centre Josh Jooris, who became the latest up-and-comer to ink a deal with the Flames. ... As he tries to re-stock his team's recently barren cupboard of young prospects, GM Jay Feaster is aware that those opportunities are a selling point. ... [Ken Agostino] spoke earlier in the summer about his excitement at joining the Flames. "You can see this team is in a rebuilding stage, and that's exciting for prospects like myself," Agostino said. ... Twenty-five-year-old TJ Galiardi, who the Flames acquired from the San Jose Sharks on July 7, echoed those sentiments.

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July 31, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Translation

"We suck. The whole team sucks. We We will suck for many years to come, at least until we get lucky and find some decent players. Maybe YOU could be one of those lucky ones!"

Yes, very unique recruiting pitch.

July 31, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Flames' unique recruiting pitch

Well it's better than "Come for the frostbite and stay for the mosquitoes".

July 31, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Flames' unique recruiting pitch

"We're not Edmonton!"

July 31, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Flames' unique recruiting pitch

"We're not Edmonton!"

Well they're certainly not cluttered with all those Cups.

July 31, 2013  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Flames' unique recruiting pitch"We're not Edmonton!"

Right. And, if the Flames keep making the pitch to nobodies, they'll never catch up.

July 31, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Flames' unique recruiting pitchWell it's better than "Come for the frostbite and stay for the mosquitoes".

And ... go white water rafting through downtown.

July 31, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

And ... go white water rafting through downtown ....

... and catch some trout from your front porch.

July 31, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Translation"We suck. The whole team sucks. We We will suck for many years to come, at least until we get lucky and find some decent players. Maybe YOU could be one of those lucky ones!"Yes, very unique recruiting pitch.

More like, we are so bad even you will get some playing time.

July 31, 2013  10:16 AM ET

I'm kind of ashamed that all this Calgary stuff is being thrown around and HC's not here to defend himself, his team and his town. But, not very ashamed...........so keep it up! Most of this stuff is pretty funny.

July 31, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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I'm kind of ashamed that all this Calgary stuff is being thrown around and HC's not here to defend himself, his team and his town. But, not very ashamed...........so keep it up! Most of this stuff is pretty funny.

If we're going to bring HC into this we'll have to start talking about trouser trout.

July 31, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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If we're going to bring HC into this we'll have to start talking about trouser trout.

"Four of fish and finger pie" also?

July 31, 2013  11:03 AM ET
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"Four of fish and finger pie" also?

A Penny Lane for your thoughts.

July 31, 2013  11:12 AM ET
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Right. And, if the Flames keep making the pitch to nobodies, they'll never catch up.

Ugggghhhh...something about pigs, lipstick.

July 31, 2013  11:16 AM ET

It is going to be really interesting to see how Calgary fans react to this season. From about 1998 to 2004 it was pretty easy to get a ticket to a Flames game, then came the cup run and a tickets were at a premium. Now that they are about to enter into a long rebuild (despite what management says) the days of 14,000 in the Saddledome should be back.

July 31, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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I'm kind of ashamed that all this Calgary stuff is being thrown around and HC's not here to defend himself, his team and his town. But, not very ashamed...........so keep it up! Most of this stuff is pretty funny.

Tried to prod Harry the other day, so I'll throw this thought out again: They signed goaler Ramo from the KHL to compete for the starting job...against Joey McDonald. Yikes!

July 31, 2013  11:52 AM ET
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Tried to prod Harry the other day, so I'll throw this thought out again: They signed goaler Ramo from the KHL to compete for the starting job...against Joey McDonald. Yikes!

I sent him an e-mail Santa. He'll probably show up when he's finished weeping quietly in the corner.

July 31, 2013  11:57 AM ET
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Tried to prod Harry the other day, so I'll throw this thought out again: They signed goaler Ramo from the KHL to compete for the starting job...against Joey McDonald. Yikes!

I hear you get free fries when Joey starts. Consolation...

July 31, 2013  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I'm kind of ashamed that all this Calgary stuff is being thrown around and HC's not here to defend himself, his team and his town. But, not very ashamed...........so keep it up! Most of this stuff is pretty funny.

HC will be so busy pulling knives out of his back he may not have any time to respond.

July 31, 2013  12:51 PM ET

We suck so you'll play

 
July 31, 2013  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

We suck so you'll play

That's about it.

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