January 27, 2013
Flames' Sven Baertschi embracing learning experience
By RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

Flames forward Sven Baertschi skates against the Sharks at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alta., Jan. 20, 2013. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

CALGARY - The difference between last season’s NHL stint and this year for Sven Baertschi is quite simple.

“Last year, he came in for three games and he was like (being at) an amusement park,” Flames head coach Bob Hartley said of the team’s rookie. “He knew there was zero pressure. He was not fighting for a job. He could not stay in Calgary.

“This year, it’s a different story. This year, it’s a full-time learning experience. It’s not a one-shot deal. There’s going to be ups and downs, like there was with Guy Lafleur, with Joe Sakic, with many, many great young players.”



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