I think Cgy has less options overall so they are dressing their main roster....they know the makeup of their entire roster less maybe one spot or two.
Due to their challenges they need to get chemistry fast and get off to a quick start....rack up the points while they can.....
another of my specualtion is that Sutter really needs to see what his team can do....if they struggle in preseason,(he knows he has to trade either Sarich or Regehr)then he may have to really trade Regehr(also Sarich for cap reasons) to get a top six scorer
Yeah, people here are overreacting on the "Calgary dressing all their best players!" angle. We're more the odd ones for icing two teams and still sitting our top 10 or so players. If you look at Calgary's roster they're more going by lines, line #1 Tanguay-Jokinen-Iginla plays in Calgary, line #2 Bourque-Stajan-Hagman plays in Vancouver, and so on. Pretty standard procedure, nothing to get excited about here. And it's to Calgary's benefit to try and get their top line clicking early against a bunch of rookies.