February 11, 2013
Most Flames players sporting eye protection
By IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency
Tim Jackman looked around his own locker-room and was inspired.
He also realized he wanted to be to keep looking around long after his days playing professional hockey were done.
So during the long, lockout-lengthened off-season, the Calgary Flames forward decided it was time. Might as well put on a visor and ensure maximum protection for his eyesight.
Jackman isn’t alone in making the change for the 2013 season. Three other Flames players — Curtis Glencross, Chris Butler and Mark Giordano — all donned the facial protection when the NHL came back from the lockout.
Now, there are only three full-time Flames who don’t wear one: New forward Steve Begin, and defencemen Jay Bouwmeester and Dennis Wideman.
Jackman’s reasoning is simple. He felt the job he does — mucking things up in high traffic areas — would be done better if he had eye protection.
There are others playing a physical style for the Flames while wearing a visor, so why could