Monday, March 2, 2015

Mark Giordano Out 4 - 5 Months

The Calgary Flames have announced that Captain Mark Giordano is out for the remainder of the season with a torn bicep. Flames playoff hopes takes a big blow.

The news came down right after the Flames dealt Baertschi to Vancouver, as the trade deadline hit. Obviously Giordano requiring surgery and a four to five month recovery is big blow to him and the team. Giordano arguably was on his way to a Norris Trophy type season, and his team is eyeing a playoff spot. 
Once Mark Giordano has had his surgery and begins his recovery, I am sure he will find a way to help this team. By the looks of it Russell will try to help fill that leadership void, and Mark will be of great support to Kris in that scenario. 

US AGAINST THE WORLD

Sven Baertschi Traded

Calgary Flames have reportedly traded Swiss forward Sven Baertschi to the Vancouver Canucks. In return the Calgary Flames received a second round pick.

Baertschi has had a challenging time in Calgary and in the AHL. He was not a fit and seemed to have fallen out of favor with Hartley and Burke. The timing of the deal is confusing, you trade a skilled prospect to your division rival who you are competing for a playoff spot with. Perhaps Flames management felt this was as good of a return the Flames would get for the struggling prospect. But this one could haunt you in years to come.

The Flames now have three second round picks in this years draft, and potentially can draft 6 times in the first 90 selections in 2015. I believe Treliving will use these draft picks to help orchestrate deals at the draft.

Enjoy Vancouver? or Utica.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Curtis Glencross Traded to Washington Capitals

The Calgary Flames have trade long time forward Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capitals. In return for Glencross the Flames receive a second round and a third round pick.

Goodbye Scoreface!

The Flames also announced they have placed Captain Mark Giordano on Injury Reserve with an upper body injury. Flames also claimed defenseman David Schlemko off waivers. Schlemko and Treliving are familiar with each other from their days with the Coyotes. Schlemko will provide some depth on the blueline for the Flames, in their quest for a playoff spot.
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