Flames’ Jiri Hudler and Jarome Iginla have no problems with self-imolation media Coverage: John Canzano / The Associated Press
Jiri, Jarome and the Flames’ front office all have a tough time dealing with the media, but they don’t take it too personally.
“I’ve been in the media a long time, and I know that there are times when it’s hard,” Jiri said.
“And it’s a part of hockey.
I think it’s part of life, it’s going to happen.
So I’m just trying to enjoy my time out there and hopefully I’m not going to have a hard time with it.
But it’s not something I’ll be ashamed of.”
Jarome Ivinla, the Flames first round pick (No. 1 overall) in 2014, has no problem dealing with media.
He says he’s not worried about media criticism.
“We’re all adults,” he said.
“[When] we’re out here, it seems like we’re being scrutinized and people are calling us names.
But that’s life.
Ivinla said his teammates don’t mind the media scrutiny.
“You can’t help but get a little upset with the way the media is going and what’s happening with it, but I think that’s part and parcel of the game and the way it’s being played,” he added.