Sutter’s Last Gasp: The Flames Resign Olli Jokinen and Alex Tanguay

July 6th, 2010 by Scott Weldon Leave a reply »
Prior to the 2010 NHL entry draft Calgary Flames General Manager declared to the Calgary Herald that the Flames were one player away from being a top team.

For anyone who watched the Flames play last year, this was a rather shocking announcement. The Flames scored the fewest goals in the league last year.

Imagine any team you saw last year, any team that you believed was offensively challenged or just incapable of creating or scoring. Think of the Boston Bruins with their lack of finishing wingers, the Montreal Canadiens with the worst five on five play in the league, the Minnesota Wild with their insistence on concentrating only in their own zone, Florida, Toronto and Columbus who decided to run their teams without a first line center, or just think of the feeble Edmonton Oilers.

Calgary was worse than all of them offensively.  

Just what one player then was going to take Calgary from their spot as an also ran into a group with the leagues elite teams?

Certainly no one available this free agent season and certainly no one the cap strapped Flames could fit under t ...

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