Curtis Glencross waived his NTC to facilitate deal to #caps. Calgary gets a 2nd- and 3rd-pick coming back in return.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 1, 2015
The wait and see approach of Flames general manager Brad Treliving has paid off today as veteran winger Curtis Glencross was dealt to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a second AND third round pick in 2015.
As the market place continued to dry-up on middle-six talent, the Flames managed to get what appears to be an over-payment. It's important to note the all-over-the-place values on the following deals that Glencross falls into.
|Player||Dealt to||In return|
|Jiri Tlusty||Winnipeg||2016 3rd Round Pick|
|Daniel Winnik||Pittsburgh||Zach Sill, 2015 4th Round Pick, and 2016 2nd Round Pick|
|Antoine Vermette||Chicago||Klas Dahlbeck and 2015 1st Round Pick|
|Sean Bergenheim||Minnesota||2016 3rd Round Pick|
- He's been performing at an optimal third-liner in the NHL. Though he has been producing goals per 60 minutes of play at a strong second-liner level.
- Due to the depth issues over the last few years we see that his TOI has been above where it should be for a player of his skill-set.
- Biggest drawback? Numbers AGAINST him - which is an eye-sore. Outside of that, he's an optimal third-line guy who can slot up on the second line or second PP unit.
Are we a playoff bound team all too early or are the underlying numbers of the team starting to show on a team often regarded as over-performing?
Its a GlenLOSS for the flams.— King (@bebek1ng) March 1, 2015