Tanguay to Calgary


DALLAS - OCTOBER 12:  Left wing Alex Tanguay #40 of the Calgary Flames wears a 'Hockey Fights Cancer' sticker before a game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on October 12, 2007 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Is it the first shoe to drop?  Or is it all we’ll see today?  The Calgary Flames have signed free agent forward Alex Tanguay to what’s being reported as a one year contract worth $1.7 million.

It’ll be Tanguay’s second stint with the Flames, as he played two seasons post-lockout in Calgary.  In 2006-07, Tanguay put up 81 points in 81 games, however dipped to 58 points in 78 games the following year.  Following that season, Tanguay was traded to Montreal in a move that acquired Mike Cammalleri the other way.

It’s an affordable move for the Flames as Tanguay has struggled offensively since leaving Calgary…in 80 games, he put up 37 points last year.

Tanguay’s deal also involved a no movement clause.

  • Graham

    Welcome home! Usually when a player asks to leave town, it’s rare they return and for a fraction of the price too. This is a great move that’s no risk high reward. With Keenan gone and the prospects of playing with Iggy begins to make this deal make sense.

  • House

    …I’m pretty excited about this one. Nice price tag (1.7 million) for an almost PPG scorer during his career.

    …Tanguay, Hagman, Higgins on the left wing now.

    …Langkow, Stajan, Backlund down the middle.

    …Iggy, Borque, Kotalik (maybe) on right wing.

    …Not sure how the Kotalik thing will work out. Wonder if there is a FA out the on RW we will get, or a trade. Hopefully we can sign White back. Still would like to move Sarich (3.5 million) and Staios (2.5 million), maybe Langkow (4.5 million) and Regher (4 million) too. It would make the team younger, paid less, and leave some room to make significant moves at the trade deadline.

    …Anyways, go Flamers!

  • House

    I have only been watching hockey for 50 years,so i guess i really don,t know a whole
    lot,tanguay???did we not cheer when we dumped
    him??there is only one thing i would do if i was with the flames and that would be dumping
    the sutters,no no i just heard they are bring back jokinen,please please no,sorry i will
    be not cheerng for the flames till the real cancer in gone,SUTTERS PLEASE GET OUT OF CALGARY.