Vicki Hall has the deliciously ironic news on Flames Insider this morning – the New York Rangers have demoted Tim Erixon.
This is hilarious on all sorts of levels. Erixon’s ostensible reason for not wanting to sign with Calgary was his perception that he would have to spend some time in the AHL, which he didn’t want to do. We can safely say there was more to it than that given his familial history with the Rangers, but there’s no doubt the SEL pro felt he was a bit beyond the minors at this point.
Even better, the player the Flames received in compensation, Roman Horak, is still in camp and battling for a s roster spot.
Of course, none of this really says anything about each players viability in the long-term.
Still, it’s hilarious.