I had completely forgotten that Grant Fuhr played for the Calgary Flames. Then, I came across this card, and I was reminded of something that would have been deemed unthinkable ten years earlier by those in both Edmonton and Calgary.
You may recall that this was a pretty dark era for the Flames, one they didn’t really come out of until their (almost) Cup run in 2004. The team almost left, nobody watched the games, and the on-ice product was, well, a lot like fans should expect this season. Even 1987 Grant Fuhr couldn’t have saved them, and 1999 Grant Fuhr definitely couldn’t.