Day 1: Training Camp

Miikka Kiprusoff is already a fan of Brent Sutter.

On Day 1 of training camp, the Calgary Flames goaltender
peered through his mask and watched his new boss direct traffic in the
defensive zone.

A stickler for detail, Sutter stopped the play at the smallest mistake. Everyone, and
he means everyone, must be on the same page.

“I think it’s good to start doing that kind of stuff right
from the start,” said Kiprusoff, who is wearing new pads this year. “Training
camp is not that long, anyway. We have to be ready right when the season

This is a new season with a new coach, and Sutter set the
tone in the first very first session by blowing the whistle and correcting
captain Jarome Iginla, of all people.

Superstar or rookie, multi-millionaire or career minor
leaguer — status or reputation means nothing to the new head coach of the
Calgary Flames.

“Before practice, he talked to a group of us and let us know
what to expect,” Iginla said. “We are going over things and if he does stop
(practice) don’t take it personal. We’re all trying to get better here.

“It’s not to embarrass any of us.”

Iginla played on a line with Olli Jokinen and prospect
Mikael Backlund.

Notes: Forwards Rene Bourque (ankle) and Brian McGrattan
(shoulder) wore yellow jerseys to denote no physical contact as they continue
to recover from their respective surgeries. John Armstrong sat out entirely due to what Brent Sutter dubbed as "soreness."  The rookie centre underwent shoulder surgery at the end of last season with the Quad City Flames



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