Michael Cammalleri bristled Monday at the suggestion the Calgary Flames might consider building around him for the future.

On the surface, the idea sounds like a massive compliment for a player coming off a 41-point season.

But . . .

"I'm a Jarome Iginla fan," Cammalleri told reporters on garbage bag day at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "He's one of my closest friends. And in spite of that, I have a tremendous amount of respect for what he brings as a teammate, a leader and a hockey player.