I got two tremendous returns in the mail today, and it was a toss-up as to which one I was going to feature first. And one of the two wearers of a #7 uniform who was sent two cards on November 10th, 2016 (for a 157-day return) won.
Remember when I featured T.J. Brodie back in February and counted him as #66 in my Flames Numbers Project? Well, he can now also represent #7:
Mark Giordano who finished 6th with 56 points (21 goals and 35 assists) but was a -5, #7 was a +4 on a Calgary Flames team that not only failed to make the playoffs, but did so largely due to poor goaltending.
He'll likely get a few Norris votes for his efforts, probably falling somewhere between 10th and 15th in the league.
As I usually do, I sent him a pair of cards showing him wearing different Flames uniforms; here he is sporting their red (home) uniform, on card #71 from Panini's 2013-14 Score collection:
I had Calgary making the playoffs this year, originally, but if they can add a goalie like Frederik Andersen or Andrei Vasilevskiy this summer, they'll surely be a part of the post-season picture next year.