Rhett Warrener reported this morning that Cory Sarich has asked the Calgary Flames for a trade. Of course, there’s a good chance he Flames have been trying to do that for the last year or two and have been unable to find any takers for Sarich’s $3.6M cap hit.
A healthy scratch for most of the season, Sarich has tumbled past the likes of Brodie and Smith on the Flames depth chart. His wish to find a more suitable home for his services is understandable, but the gap between his potential abilities and his actual pricetag is pretty large. Sarich isn’t the most mobile option on the back-end and his constant battle with chonic issues slows him even further.
The combination of big cap hit and modest skillset is a difficult one. I can’t imagine any team will be taking Feaster’s calls about Sarich…not until the deeadline at the latest at least when the majority of his ticket has already been paid. Even then, it’s probably going to be a tough sell.
I hope it happens for Cory’s sake, but I don’t think it’s very likely.