On a quiet day of off-ice training at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary Flames forward Michael Cammalleri is chatting about his daily battles for bragging rights with captain Jarome Iginla.

At issue: anything and everything that doesn't include hockey.

"He is very, very competitive, and I'm better than him at everything else," the centre is saying, a wry grin on his face. "In all of the other sports we play for recreation, I'm definitely a lot better. So it's good. It's taught him a little bit of humility. It's humbled him a little bit.

"I think that just going to translate to our team."