The Athletic’s Darren Haynes takes a look at the young defensemen who have the Flames set up to succeed for years to come:
This will sound funny, but the biggest positive for the Calgary Flames is how last season ended.
No, not on the scoreboard, but with the construction of the roster.
For the final two games of the first round series in which the Flames were eliminated in five games by the Colorado Avalanche, half of the six Calgary defencemen in uniform were 21 or younger when the season began. Two of them were rookies. A third rookie blueliner was a scratch after playing nearly half of the regular season.
History suggests that bodes well for the future. Really well.
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