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Calgary Flames Trade Phaneuf

Calgary FlamesA quick update, but a big one… I was at the rink officiating when I heard the coachs of one team say that Phaneuf had been traded. I didn’t believe it; I always thought that the rumors were exaggerated. But as they say, if Gretzky was traded……

The Flames traded: Phaneuf, RW Fredrik Sjostrom and prospect Keith Aulie to Toronto for Toronto’s forwards Niklas Hagman, Matt Stajan, Jamal Mayers and the D-man Ian White.

Coldly, right now, I’d say that the leafs (that also acquired J-S Giguere later today) are a better team. I’d say right now, Hagman, Stajan and Mayers I don’t really know. White is a good D-man and has 26pts already in 56 games this year. He had the same total in 71 last year, so the 25 years old is on a good road for the future.

He’s a Defenseman, and as Phaneuf is the Big name we lost, let’s compare.

Dion Phaneuf
2008-2009
-11
2009-2010
+3

Ian White
2008-2009
+6
2009-2010
+1

We all know the the +/- is not a perfect science, but it’s a good one, if not the only one that makes sense to me. Time will tell wich team “won” the trade.

The fact the Sutter and the scouts team of the flames found Ignla in a trade that was weird too makes me say that: In The Flames I TRUST

Now back to the rink I still have 2 games to officiate….

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  1. From what I heard about the trade, the Flames got better for the time being but the Leafs got the better long term deal in the trade. It will be interesting to see how this move helps the Flames.

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | January 31, 2010, 8:43 pm

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