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What is the Biggest Strength for the Flames

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At this point, the Flames are doing very well and I think a lot of it has to rely on Kiprusoff. However, I'm wondering what else you think the Flames are doing right.
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I have a few doubts. The Calgary flames are a well constructed team with many all stars,they have gifts from all positions,foward,defence and goal tending. I think their are two focal points of the Calgary Flames; 1) Is their Captain,Jarome Iginla;without him,the team would be like the Toronto Maple leafs.His strong leadership and passion for the game keeps the team alive through tough hardships that go through every team.

2)Their Goaltender Mikka Kippersauf;The teams starting point. No team no matter how good the offense is,is any good without a good/strong goal tender. If Mikka was not playing for the Calgary Flames they would be in the ruins regardless of their offense and defence gifts.Some teams have impressive goal tenders but lack offense and defence.

Those two people are the two focal points in the success of the Calgary flames.
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I'm only 2 years older than you. Iginla was drafted in 1995, the year I was born, and likely 2 years before you were. Not to mention, you can just listen to the commentators and what they say about the guy, or check his stats. The commentators always commend his leadership and what have you, and his accolades include 2 Richard Trophies before you were eight years old. I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't know that, but the guy is 32 years old and is the captain of his team and has scored 94, 98, and 89 points in his last three seasons. And since Iginla didn't play until he was 19, his career started by the time you were born pretty much.
Now guys, just a quick question about Iginla: How long do you think the guy will play? His point production dropped by 9 points last season, but I think things just didn't work out with Cammalleri, and I haven't seen any sort of decline in his game and he's not getting worn out or injured. The last time he was injured, it was 12 games back in 2006-2007, when he still scored 94 points. That was likely his last shot at 100 points in a season, but I think he can keep going until he's maybe 40?
I'm 14 too.

Anyway excellent post. I think if Iginla stays healthy he can play till at least 43. But if he's smart he might retire in the early 40s before getting traded.
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