Flames acquire Modin and pick up Carson
A relatively slow deadline day until the last 5 minutes saw the Flames make a couple small moves. News broke at 10 am that the #Flames had claimed Brett Carson off of waivers from the Hurricanes. A big defenseman that is fairly familiar with Calgary as he spends 4 years in Calgary as a Hitmen player back in his WHL days. Carson will provide depth and that is about it, will he be ahead of Mikkelson? That we will have to wait and see, but Feaster addresses a need without giving anything up.
After we all thought the Flames were done for the day, news broke that Freddy Modin was traded to Calgary. Flames give up a 7th round pick for a veteran winger who we all know from his Tampa days, where he was a monster against the Flames in the Stanley cup final! Feaster is very familiar with Modin and knows exactly how he will affect the dressing room.
I guess for the people waiting on the “Feaster stamp”…there you have it 35 year old Freddy Modin. I personally like the move and it makes sense. Both moves add depth and are exactly the moves we had expected from the Flames on deadline day. The moves do not make the Flames a scarier team but without giving up anything they did address a couple small needs.
Overall a good day and the players have been given the “vote of confidence” now they must prove Feaster right and keep playing the way they are as a unit!
Go Flames Go