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Calgary Flames: Shutout VS Philly = Trade!

Calgary FlamesAfter another defeat(3-0 VS Philly), their 11th in 12 games, the flames moved Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust to the New-York Rangers in exchange of Christopher Higgins and Ales Kotalik. Why you ask? Jokinen says it all in this quote:

“”I settled my family over here. I was hoping I could stay here the rest of my career. That’s the way it goes. It goes with the salary. You make $5 million, 11 goals is not going to cut it. It’s definitely a slap in the face to get traded. But this is what we do for a living.”

This move like the other with Toronto seems to be about Cap space and pro scouting.Trying to get an offensive player in the ruff, versus a gem that don’t produce. Living in Quebec I saw Higgins in Montreal and know he could be a good player. Why stick with Jokinen that you have to pay a lot when Higgins could give you exactly the same for half the price?

Bottom line is, the flames lost yesterday, even thought the ex-leafs players were there, and when Higgins and Kotalik put on the red jersey, almost a third of the team will be different that the team on the ice Saturday… Hope the results will differ!!!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: In the flames I trust!

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One comment for “Calgary Flames: Shutout VS Philly = Trade!”

  1. interesting trade. seems pretty fair, although higgins and kotalik have not been great this season. but they have both shown how good they can be in the past so perhaps the move will do them well. how many wingers do the flames have now?

    Posted by colonelbagpussNo Gravatar | February 2, 2010, 12:35 pm

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