Flames Backup McElhinney’s Career Saved By Flu Bug

November 13th, 2009 by Scott Fitzsimmons Leave a reply »
Curtis McElhinney got a chance last week that could have been an opportunity not unlike one Jeff Garcia got when Steve Young went down in San Francisco with the NFL's 49ers. Young Went down and Garcia did a job that ended up moving him from a possible career back-up to a three-time Pro Bowler.

Okay, I know McElhinney has a long way to go before any of us will be convinced he'll be an all star in this league. There are however a few big things that happened last Wednesday in Dallas, that made everybody in Flames nation breathe a collective sigh of relief.

The out come of the game was what calmed many of us as Flames fans as Calgary beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime. It was a very solid victory, but it was more how things came together that allowed us this relief.

Before I take you any further, I need you to understand the history of Curtis McElhinney.

McElhinney was drafted 176th overall in the sixth round of the 2002 NHL Entry draft. It's not a position that usually has a lot of expectation on it, but McElhinney has made good of his chances that brought him to this opportunity to play in the Big League.

With 68 wins in 92 ...

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