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Iggy won't share pirate ship with McLennan

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:48 AM ET

Athletes interviewing other athletes doesn't happen everyday.

But there was Jarome Iginla yesterday in the Calgary Flames dressing room answering unconventional questions from Stampeders tandem Randy Chevrier and Sheldon Napastuk, who host the Chevy and Nasty radio show on FAN 960 Wednesdays from 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

The queries ranged from which teammate Iginla would want on his pirate ship to which useless superpower he'd choose.

"I enjoyed the football players for a change," said Iginla with a laugh. "It was nice to have a different view than the daily game talk.

"We'll start pushing to get them in here more often."

As for his pirate ship answer, Iginla wants a do-over.

"I picked the wrong guy. I had Noodles (Jamie McLennan) as the enjoyment because he's a great guy and fun but he would take up way too much of the food and the goodies."

DRAW MASTERS:

Stephane Yelle and Jarome Iginla have been the Flames' masters of the faceoff circle in previous years. The team struggled early this season but dominated Tuesday with a 71% showing.

"I think we were clickin' at about 35 percent through the road trip," said Darren McCarty. "When you don't have the possession and initiate, it hurts you."

Iginla, Byron Ritchie, Matthew Lombardi and Daymond Langkow were all at or above 80%, while Chuck Kobasew and Jamie Lundmark were 50-50.

"It's been a focal point of our workload on our centre ice men the last three or four days," said head coach Jim Playfair.


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