"I think we'll be a real nice surprise this year. Some people, you know, are hard on us...as far as the end of the year and not being happy at how things went. It's a fun time of year. You read all the different things - what some people like or are excited for. Some people pick certain teams to win. But none of that really matters. It's all proving it on the ice. Other years, we've been picked to do this and that. That's part of the fun at this time of the year, but I can't wait to get back playing."
- Flames captain Jarome Iginla on The Hockey News' prediction they will finish 8th in the Western Conference this season.