It's obvious Sarich doesn't want to be here. Trade him for a bag of pucks.
Begin won't be back. He had a good year but he is def more than replaceable.
I like Bégin, I think the way he plays is contagious for his linemates; no quit... I mean hell, didn't he want to go play for Hartley in Switzerland when his hips were still all screwed up? Warrior.
I think he'd be a good guy to keep around to patrol the fourth line, with guys like Bouma/Aliu/Big Ern. Have to make an energy line of warriors.
Sarich has worn out his welcome in Calgary. I thought it was apparent last season, even with rumours of him wanting a trade, etc etc... He skates ridiculously slow, he's feisty, but more often than not is just out of position... He is a warrior as well, but I don't think there's room on the Calgary Flames for more over-the-hill, old timey NHL'ers like Sarich. I'm pretty sure some team would give their 3-5th round pick for him. I'm certain in fact. A lot of teams wouldn't mind a 6-7 guy with some grit.
It doesn't sound like Sarich doesn't want to be a Flame, but rather he doesn't want to be on a team that doesn't want him, as illustrated by him being a repeated healthy scratch this season. It's a shame because he's easily the most physical player on the team and would be an ideal number 6 on a rebuilding team.
What the hell has the team been doing the past month?
Originally Posted by MarkGio
Maybe he thinks the team is now built? Like an addition through subtraction type of thing
Or maybe we're back into the retool/rebuild semantics
In his interview, he talked about how management in Calgary has a win-now attitude, how he thinks a lot of players will be available in the off-season with the cap going down, how management is always willing to spend to cap, and how Calgary has a lot of room to spend up to the cap.
Putting that all together, he feels that ownership aren't going to give it time, and that the Flames are going to be buyers in the off-season to try to make the playoffs next season.
I think that he thinks, and maybe management agrees, that the moves they made this season will allow us to finish re-building our core in one year.
By contrast, Cammalleri doesn't profess to have a clue about management's intentions, and says that he expects to meet with them to discuss their future plans and whether it's something he wants to be a part of.
Feaster said he would address it at the Management/Coaches meetings...I think it will more or less be left up to the coaches if they bring him back. Feaster did say that they understood Roman only just started to "play his game" towards the end of the season after lingering healthy and conditioning issues.
Personally, I hope we bring him back for a full season.