Jay Bouwmeester finally showed Calgary fans why the Flames spent big money on him in 2009 Saturday.
Ok, it may be a few years late, but the blueliner was outstanding in the win over the Oilers. "Jay Bouwmeester was flying tonight," gushed head coach Bob Hartley. "I think we saw the real Jay Bouwmeester, a guy who took charge, wanted the puck . . . He was a quarterback back there. That's the kind of hockey I think Jay Bouwmeester can bring to us. He has the green light. He has the speed to create offense. If he doesn't, he has the speed to come back. We're telling him we want him to create a good second wave for us, to make sure he's always in the play, always active. That's tough to defend." If this is a turnaround for Bouwmeester, try to grab him if he is available on the waiver wire as he has had some big offensive seasons in his past.