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Ferland will be a great asset for this team. Every game he gets better and better, Big guy likes to hit will fight and has great Hockey IQ. BT made comments that Ferland is a key element moving forward.

Happy to hear that. I was worried he was spiralling downward when he was charged after the bar fight. He came out of that and really matured. He had a huge hit tonight and made some very smart plays, as well as causing the Kings all kings of trouble on the forecheck.

For a guy that started his hockey career so late in life, he will just get better.

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Happy to hear that. I was worried he was spiralling downward when he was charged after the bar fight. He came out of that and really matured. He had a huge hit tonight and made some very smart plays, as well as causing the Kings all kings of trouble on the forecheck.

For a guy that started his hockey career so late in life, he will just get better.

 

I wonder how much McGratton had to do with it as well. Ferland has been sober for awhile since the incident. At least that's what I heard in passing on a Flames broadcast. They gave a shout out to his sobriety. 

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I wonder how much McGratton had to do with it as well. Ferland has been sober for awhile since the incident. At least that's what I heard in passing on a Flames broadcast. They gave a shout out to his sobriety.

Hartley talked about it. He said that he had a talk with Ferland and Ferlie was upfront about his issues. Hartley went to team management to ask for help with it. They set him up in a "program". Hartley is so proud about how the kid responded and his one-year sobriety.

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IMO, Ferland should have been one of the 3 starts last night I thought his game was that good and that important. LA likes to intimidate you and they sure tried last night and I felt like every time Ferland was on the ice he was pushing back and sending a message that the Flames are not going to be pushed around. Won't show up on a score sheet but I thought that was critical to the win last night.

 

I'm really happy for Ferland. I knew he was battling some issues and I had heard behind the scenes that his focus wasn't always on hockey but you could tell the skill set was there and I think you're are seeing what a focused player can do when he has his skill set. If he stays on this path, I'm really excited for what he could bring to the Flames.

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Watching him play against Doughty was a treat, he made a great veteran move to separate Drew from the puck with his body and get it in deep for a line change.

I walked away impressed with him last night, its finding good depth players like this to compliment your stars that brings you into the elite conversation.

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