Sarich Has Requested a Trade


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.

  • mendicant

    Whoever takes Sarich we should try attempting trade them Stajan as well, and after those trades are made that GM should probably be fired.

    Also, Sarich probably shaw VFs tweets about him, pushed him over the edge.

    But seriously, Sarich shouldn’t ask for a trade, he should wave his NMC completely and try out the waiver wire and see what happens. Hell maybe someone wants him on Recall, someone took Hagman, you never know what can happen sometimes.

    • Vintage Flame

      Also, Sarich probably saw VFs tweets about him, pushed him over the edge

      I don’t think this trade is going to happen given what Kent has outlined and other things that would factor in, but in the event that the Flames are able to deal Sarich, I would like to think I did my part.