Three years ago John Armstrong surprised many by hanging on to the bitter end at a Calgary Flames camp, essentially being the last sent down to the Flames AHL affiliate.
His career was made right? Last cut at a NHL camp had to mean nothing but an easy choice to crack the roster the very next season if not by Christmas. Yet that wasn’t the way it worked out. The player is still on the horizon, but injuries and roster changes have altered his path to the Flames third line.
Every camp has twists and turns, surprise cuts, and players that hang around longer than anyone would have expected; the 2010 camp is no different.
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