This is Curt Bennett in his Brown University photo. Bill Almon (MLB SS) also went to Brown, but it isn’t exactly a powerhouse sports school (their hockey team’s record is 1-2-3, but I don’t know what it means in terms of ties or OT losses. Hockey lost a lot with this wonky tie system. I can tell you the ’73 Expos were 79-83 and you know what kind of team they were. Math is your friend, Gary Bettman) but Ivy league sports peaked many, many years ago.
Curt Bennett played for the Atlanta Flames. They were interesting because the team was good pretty much from the start, and they picked up Curt Bennett for 10 cents on the dollar and he turned into a useful player (scored more than 30 goals two times for the Flames).
I think one area where Calgary has run circles around Edmonton this decade is picking up useful parts for not so much. Others include signing their best players and having a team that combines skill, toughness and discipline. Kipper is a supreme example, but there are others. The Flames are run by smart people, have two impact players and are an organization to be respected despite the fact they aren’t looking great this season.
My guess is their GM makes a move to improve his team before Kevin Lowe does. Which is incredible.