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Feaster: No more face of the franchise

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07:31 AM ET 08.02 | Thanks to Jay Feaster, the Flames have quite officially turned the page from, say, 2004. That year, the Flames got within one victory of a Stanley Cup championship. Those Flames were led by the combination of captain Jarome Iginla, one of the NHL's top power forwards, and newly acquired Miikka Kiprusoff. ... Trading Iginla, the longtime face of the franchise, marked a new era in Calgary. "I, candidly, like the fact that there's no face of the franchise," Feaster said during the team's summer rookie camp. "I think the face of the franchise ought to be the flaming C [logo], and the goal of the franchise ought to be to win a Stanley Cup. The whole is supposed to be greater than the sum of its parts. I don't care about individual superstars."

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August 2, 2013  07:54 AM ET

To win a championship, you need individual superstars that are capable of channelling their superstardom for the benefit of the team.

This simple truth is why Toews has two rings and Ovechkin has zero.

August 2, 2013  08:29 AM ET

It's not like any FA's with 'superstar' status would consider signing with Calgary anyways.

August 2, 2013  08:40 AM ET
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It's not like any FA's with 'superstar' status would consider signing with Calgary anyways.

In the political world,they call this SPIN....
I get that it's meant to be a team game, but as noted by RP-29...you still need that "guy"

August 2, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Feaster said, "I think the face of the franchise ought to be a flaming cr??me brele."

August 2, 2013  09:20 AM ET

They do have a double chin of the franchise though.

August 2, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's not like any FA's with 'superstar' status would consider signing with Calgary anyways.

Counter point: Dennis Wideman

August 2, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's not like any FA's with 'superstar' status would consider signing with Calgary anyways.

OH YEAH? WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

(I'm just trying to defend Harry's interests until he gets here. Hurry up Harry)!

August 2, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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OH YEAH? WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

(I'm just trying to defend Harry's interests until he gets here. Hurry up Harry)!

Good luck with that. Even Harry can't defend Harry this year.

August 2, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Good luck with that. Even Harry can't defend Harry this year.

If there is a face of the franchise it's HC.

August 2, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

In the political world,they call this SPIN....I get that it's meant to be a team game, but as noted by RP-29...you still need that "guy"

Spin, sour grapes, facing reality, whatever you want to call it. The Flames don't have and "Superstars" and probably won't for a long time. At least while Feaster is at the helm.

August 2, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If there is a face of the franchise it's HC.

LOL. It is a heavy burden to bear though. Lifting a Feaster all season!

August 2, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If there is a face of the franchise it's HC.

Damn they're in more trouble than we thought. :-)

August 2, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They do have a double chin of the franchise though.

an early leader

August 2, 2013  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If there is a face of the franchise it's HC.

He suffers from Ed Zachary disease.

So it's not a pretty face...

August 2, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He suffers from Ed Zachary disease.

So it's not a pretty face...

Scare a hungry dog off a gut-wagon?

August 2, 2013  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They do have a double chin of the franchise though.

LMFAO - Sorry Buc I don't know how I missed this before.

August 2, 2013  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Scare a hungry dog off a gut-wagon?

a buzzard off a dumpster

August 2, 2013  10:47 AM ET

Backlund projected as the number 1 center and Stajan most likely the second line center tells a lot about this years Flames team...Glencross, Cammalleri and Flames fans are in for a very long regular season.

August 2, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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If there is a face of the franchise it's HC.

True. But Feaster resents that as he want's the title all to himself.

 
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