Adam Graves is one of the few bright spots of the Calgary Flames' season. Acquired in a mid-season trade with Quebec, Graves has rewarded Calgary fans by netting 9 goals in 18 games. Add in the 5 helpers, and his 14 points in 18 games is better than the bottom third of the Calgary roster. The strong play has earned Graves top line honors, and ensures that fans will see Adam on the top line to begin next season.

 

The attention now turns to what Calgary can do to bring in some complimentary pieces to help Graves. Playing on a line with alternate captain Mike Allison has been rewarding, but Allison racks up the penalty minutes and would be better suited to drop down a line or two. The wing, and third member of that line, has been a revolving door. 

 

Perhaps an off-season signing or trade is in the cards for Calgary. There is plenty to be excited about when it comes to Graves, and Calgary fans should get used to seeing him in the red and yellow.

 

-The Calgary Herald