Yesterday the Calgary Flames cleaned out their locker and met with the press for their end of season comments. It's never easy to say goodbye to a hockey season, but it's inevitable. Here are some highlights from yesterdays comments.
Joe Colborne talked about his pending RFA status, commenting that he'd like to get negotiations done "sooner rather than later."
Joni Ortio praised Calgary, saying that he really liked it in Cowtown.
"I love it in Calgary." - Joni Ortio, who is an RFA this summer pic.twitter.com/Et1MpJiyTm— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) 11 April 2016
Johnny Gaudreau isn't sure whether or not he's going to play next month in the World Championship and he's also a little frustrated by not being in playoffs for the first time.
Sean Monahan is confident that his contract discussions will happen in due time, but he knows that the sting of an early April exit from playing hockey "will sting all summer."
Lance Bouma knows that his style of play is what keeps him in the professional league and he's not about to change anything.
Matt Stajan agrees that the future of the Flames is in good hands because of the younger players.
Mikael Backlund seems to agree that a slow start may have been the culprit behind the Flames not making the post-season.
Michael Frolik talked about how disappointing it is to not be part of the playoffs this year.
Karri Ramo, when asked if he would return to Calgary, didn't hesitate when he said, "for sure."
As sad of a day that it was, we here at M&G hope all the players and staff have a wonderful off-season!