We asked Kent nine fantasy relevant questions about the Flames and the NHL in general. Follow the jump to read his answers...
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by Kent from Flames Nation
Q1) Flames Breakout of the Year?
Going to have to go with Mikael Backlund. With Stajan, Moss and Langkow on the shelf long-term, Backlund is going to get a lot of chances at the start of the year to play some minutes and put up some points.
Q2) Darkhorse Breakout on the Flames?
Probably T.J. Brodie, if he makes the team full-time. Capable offensive defender and puck mover. He'll probably get 2nd unit PP time if he sticks.
Q3) Breakdown Player on the Flames?
Matt Stajan had a career year last season and it's rare that 27 year-old guys build on those. That and he probably won't get first unit PP time on the Flames. Plus, he's going to miss some time due to a shoulder injury.
Q4) League-Wide Breakout of the Year?
If he finally gets some linemates and doesn't get a pure checking assignment, the Coyotes Martin Hanzal might take a big step forward.
Q5) Who are your First Five Picks in a Fantasy Draft?
Ovechkin, Crosby, Malkin, Sedin, Toews
Q6) Best Value for Money Fantasy Goalie?
Q7) Taylor or Tyler?
Taylor Hall by a hair.
Q8) Your Stanley Cup Pick?
BONUS) The Olli Jokinen signing made the Flames a bit of a laughing stock but are you secretly stoked to have the weirdest looking dude in the NHL back on the Flames again?
Only because all the mean-spirited nicknames I made up for him last year and once again relevant.
Many thanks to Kent for his BB. If you enjoyed it make sure you check out his work at Flames Nation and his other sites.