CALGARY - Joe Colborne is learning an important word now that he’s part of the Calgary Flames.
The centre, born and raised in the Stampede City and acquired by the team via trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs on the eve of the season, had to eventually turn down ticket requests for Sunday’s home opener against the Vancouver Canucks.
“I finally capped it,” Colborne said after Saturday’s optional practice at WinSport. “I know a bunch of my friends and family are buying tickets, too, which is nice, so I don’t have to spend my entire paycheque on it.
“There will be a lot of people waiting for me after the game.”
It’s a big night for the Flames, who return home from a successful season-opening trip in which they beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 a night after dropping a 5-4 shootout clash with the Washington Capitals.