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Flames will wait until summer to name new captain

Mar 29, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

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To the surprise of nobody, the Calgary Flames will not be naming a new captain to replace Jarome Iginla before the end of the season.

“I told [the team's four assistants] that we would not name a captain until the summer,” head coach Bob Hartley said today. “I told them they had done an unbelievable job with Jarome, but from now on we will go with a rotation of three assistants per game.”

Those four assistants are Mark Giordano, Michael Cammalleri, Jay Bouwmeester and Curtis Glencross.

Who gets the ‘C’ this summer will be a matter of some debate. It’s possible, after all, that one or more of the four assistants may follow Iginla out the door in a trade by Wednesday’s deadline.

It’s also possible that Iginla comes right back to Calgary this summer and signs with the Flames as a free agent.

  1. bobhpine - Mar 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    …Awfully big shoes to fill.

    Plus, Iginla could always come back this summer. Stranger things have happened. Although I anticipate a deep p,scoff run will invigorate Iggy and drive his price up too high. Looking forward to it.

    Now if the gosh darned Immigration department could get Jarome to Pittsburgh…heavens to Betsy Obama! Why is Obama keeping Iginla out of Pittsburgh? I hope Obama isn’t one of these brainless Flyers fan lunkhead trolls.

    Say it ain’t so Obama! #FreeIginla

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