Erixon Discussion Thread

 

 

While much of the hockey world is enthralled with Winnipeg and the Stanely Cup finals, Flames fans will be glued to twitter and the radio awaiting the suddenly not-at-all guaranteed signing of #1 prospect Tim Erixon. As of the time of this article, Feaster has just 7.5 hours to ink Erixon. If that does happen, the 20-year old will re-enter the draft where he’ll no doubt be snapped up in short order.

It goes without saying that the Flames can’t really afford to lose one of their best prospects for nothing. Even though the back-end is a relative area of strength for this org, the truth is Calgary’s defense depth takes get pretty shallow after the top-end of Erixon and Brodie. Matt Pelech and John Negrin have struggled as pros for various reasons, Keith Seabrook probably has an AHL ceiling and Jay Leach is a relative unknown commodity. Truth is, as things currently stand, Chris Breen might be the best defense prospect after the obvious top-two of Brodie and Erixon. Chris Breen.

All that said, Feaster et al have until the end of the day today to get something done. Analysis and updates will be added here as things happen.

  • icedawg_42

    To all you Flames fans (from a NYR fan),

    You’re acting as if Erixon was going to make your team into a Cup contender, come on now. Now I love Western Canada, absolutely LOVE it, so I’m not trying to tear you guys apart here…

    But let’s be realistic, your pool of prospects is depleted, and acquiring two second rounders plus a center with has offensive potential is not such a bad thing!

    If it makes you feel any better, coming from the NYR side, I don’t think this is much of a steal…

  • icedawg_42

    Heres a question for everyone here on FN.

    “Would you rather have Tim Erixon signed to an ELC with the Flames, but the Canucks win the cup?

    OR

    “Would rather have Tim Erixon on the NYR, but have the Canucks lose to the Bruins”?

    Honestly, I think I’d rather have Erixon back.

  • Jarom

    We don’t know to what extent the management has gone to sign Erixon. I’ll wait till I hear what Feaster has to say before condeming them on that one.

    As for Erixon, he may have well just slapped the Flames and the fans right in the mouth. Every Flames fan was excited to see him succeed and develop. Screw you Erixon!

    There are serious questions to ask however. Are we really that bad that players are refusing to sign now or is this an isolated incident?