May 16 2011 07:35AM
Vicki Hall says the Flames have re-signed Curtis Glencross. No numbers have been confirmed, but the rumored deal is for about $2.55M per year over four years. Not a bad contract (assuming there's no NTC attached to it): the cap hit is quite manageable (assuming the number is accurate) and the term doesn't carry him into the grey beard years.
With Glencross, my fear was he would cross the 3-3.5M threshold which is where you start facing significant risk with a guy who has mostly been a third liner his whole career (albeit a really, really good one). However, at 2.55M the Flames are probably still getting a bargain given Glencross' ability at driving the play against similar players, not to mention high utlity and career season last year. I have no doubt he could have garnered more on the open market this summer. Once this is confirmed, mark me down as "pleased".
On another note, this is the first real indication that Jay Feaster might be the guy going forward. Previous to this, the team had made precisely zero meaningful decisions with Feaster at the helm since Sutter left. This is a big step, though - a multi-year, miulti-million dollar contract.