Iginla is one of my favorite player and the Flames are one of my favorite team.
Im a die hard Habs fan , im born in MTL and still live there , but for some reason I always liked the Flames.
Always rooting for them against any other team , specially edmonton.
Good luck to you guys in the playoff.
MTL vs CAL would be awesome in the final
Woohoo, i was there tonight. I don't really get to go to many Flames games (out of town) but i was cheering my heart out in the Ultimate Fanzone. They showed Theo Fleury congratulating Iginla on the Enmax jumbotron, i wonder if that was recorded? Didn't Fleury ask reporters why he had to be there?
They showed Theo Fleury congratulating Iginla on the Enmax jumbotron, i wonder if that was recorded?
Notes: Fleury, who lives in Calgary, was not in attendance at the game. However, the Flames showed a short prerecorded congratulatory message on the jumbotron that concluded with Fleury smiling and saying, "See you at 500."
Someone who was in attendance tonight was Al Coates, who watched the game from the press-box. Must have been cool for him to see the kid he traded for years ago hit this milestone, especially after all the heat he took at the time for making that trade.
The package with Fleury was pretaped according to the Flames. I was there when Theo set the record and now Iggy. Unfortunately, they gave Iggy 5 seconds to bask in his moment while Theo got a few minutes and a song. But the crowd more than made up for it with a nice standing o for iggy. Iggy is the best guy ever and my favourite hockey player ever. He deserves it.
Here's to him getting white hot and hitting 50 goals this year - he can get 9 in 13 games. Here's to him playing every game of his career as a Flame, winning a cup in Calgary and retiring as the greatest Flame ever with all the records, accolades and love.
It's a shame that I missed the first. I had already thought Iginla had the record; having been out of the country and getting virtually no NHL news for a couple of weeks.
Iginla deserves it, and 365 will undoubtedly be the first of many more. The guy is a class act and one of the reasons why I find the Flames enjoyable to watch. Passion, excitement and a strong desire / unbelievable willingness to win is what I think of when I see Iginla.
The guy deserves a cup and I hope to god he gets to lift that trophy over his head in the near future. Just won't seem fair if he doesn't get that opportunity.