CALGARY - Yes, the Calgary Flames players know all about the long odds they’ve been given by bookies to win the Stanley Cup.
They may not be able to relay the exact numbers, but have heard how betting sites out there have the Flames down the ranks far enough only the New York Islanders and Columbus Blue Jackets are below them.
Flames forward Michael Cammalleri has a response, though, with recent history for ammunition.
“I heard this is one of the first years, if not the first year Las Vegas lost on (NFL) football,” Cammalleri said. “That’s sports, it’s completely unpredictable. I think people that guess right are lucky.
“It doesn’t bother us. If that’s what the experts want to say, that’s fine. We know we’re not a favourite, but we like our group. We like our team.
“Team is the important thing. We play a sport where team play is exemplified more than any other sport. If we can become a good team, those odds change quickly."