It’s the type of move that should put Brad Treliving in the conversation for GM of the year. No, not the Mike Smith acquisition or the Mikael Backlund signing. This move involved coming up with the perfect solution for a problem every team in the league started worrying about once Vegas was brought into the league. Management types undoubtedly lost sleep wondering how best they could insulate their players from the sort of temptations and titillations Sin City offers up. The Calgary Flames came up with an idea guaranteed to be copied around the league for years: Invite the moms. Yes, for the first time in franchise history the Flames are hosting a moms trip – a clever take on the age-old fathers trips that have been so popular. The Flames are not the first to have players’ moms join them on their charter flight for a pair of roadies. However, they are the first to marry a maternal meeting like that with Vegas. Let’s face it, of all the things a young man could possibly want in Vegas, it’s quite likely his mother is very last on that list.
Flames insist inviting players’ moms to Vegas just a coincidence
Sportsnet | Feb 20