Flames: Veterans see Baertschi's big potential

Sven Baertschi

Sven Baertschi

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:37 PM ET

The goals Sven Baertschi scored last season for the Calgary Flames aren’t hard to remember.

 

All three times, the club’s top prospect lit the lamp by pouncing on the puck, showing patience before picking his spot and hitting the target.

Fans are not the only ones excited to see what Baertschi can do in more than just a five-game audition.

His future teammates are also looking forward to it.

“You look at the goals he scored last year with us, all of a sudden he’s there, the puck’s on his stick and it’s in the back of the net. We want him to bring that,” said Flames left winger Alex Tanguay.

“We’re looking to create more offence — that certainly was one of the downfalls of this team last year — and with the uptempo style of play we want, he’ll have to move his feet and play the way he can. We’re confident in him.

“I’m sure he’s going to help this team.”

Baertschi wasn’t officially summoned from the club’s minor-league affiliate, th


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