All Tanguay all the time

Jean Lefebvre
August 07 2009 09:12AM

Following up on the other day's bit, the Alex Tanguay plot thickens.

Pierre Durocher, a very respected and trustworthy hockey writer based in Montreal, reports that Tanguay has fired his longtime agent Bob Sauve. And get this — Tanguay is going to Edmonton... to find a new agent, namely Steve Kotlowitz.

It’s been that kind of summer for Tanguay, who is seeking his third team in as many years. With shoulder issues and with his points production having tumbled from 81 to 58 to 41 (in 50 games) over the past three winters, Tanguay has seen his value drop and he’s facing a huge trim on the $5.3 million he earned in 2008-09.

Reports out of Tampa are saying that Tanguay would love to play in Tampa alongside the likes of fellow Quebecois Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St-Louis. Trouble is, the Bolts are up against it as far as their budget is concerned (these are the chaps who will be paying Vinny Prospal not to play for them for the next six seasons) so they would have to shed salary before signing the ex-Av, ex-Flame and ex-Hab.

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Lefebvre is in that awkward stage of hockey following -- old enough to fondly remember the Cleveland Barons and too set in his ways to accept charity points and games where there's a winner but apparently no loser. As a long-time ink-stained wretch, he's also a firm believer in the old Bobby Knight quote about journalists: "All of us learn to write in second grade, but most of us go on to better things."
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#1 b1ackhat
August 07 2009, 09:21AM
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I don't think the Bolts could afford a Tanguay Jersey, let alone his services.

LOL

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#2 Iggy12
August 07 2009, 09:22AM
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Excellent! Two Tanguay articles!

Thanks for the update Jean

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#3 Lefebvre
August 07 2009, 10:21AM
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Latest update — a Montreal report has a quote from Tanguay saying it's down to Tampa Bay or Minnesota, so it looks like the Flames encore isn't happening.

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#4 Kent
August 07 2009, 10:41AM
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That's disappointing, but not surprising. I hope he doesn't play in Minny for the Flames sake.

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#5 Subversive
August 07 2009, 12:33PM
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@ Kent: Agreed. I think Minny is the more likely destination, though, given TB's lack of salary room.

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#6 oilguyry
August 07 2009, 04:01PM
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I'm here to hex you're team hahahahahahaha

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