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Flames Trade David Jones to the Minnesota Wild

David Jones is headed to Minnesota
David Jones is headed to Minnesota
Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

It is past three o'clock ET, so that means trade deadline is over. Except for the trade calls that don't get processed. Those can still go through. The Flames had one of those, trading David Jones to the Minnesota Wild for Niklas Backstrom and a sixth round pick.

This might be considered a bit of an unusual.  Backstrom was once one of the Wild's best netminders, but his play had depreciated considerably as would be expected of a 38 year old goalie.  He has yet to play this year and it's unlikely he sees much time moving forward.  He will be an unrestricted free agent and this is likely just fodder.  The trade was held up by his no movement clause, but in return for taking him the Flames get a free pick.

Combined with the Kris Russell trade today, the Flames have now acquired, Jyrki Jokipakka, Brett Pollock, a conditional 2016 second round pick, a 2016 sixth round pick, and a dilapidated, almost semi-retired goalie.  Minnesota basically gets Jones for their run and the Flames get a late pick in return.  Best of luck to Jones in his future endeavors.