Flames Trade Tim Erixon

 

 

According to Jesse Spector, the Flames have traded Tim Erixon to the New York Rangers for Roman Horak and two second round picks. Flames also sent a 5th rounder to the Rangers in the deal.

Horak is a former 5th round pick who scored 78 points in the WHL last year for the Chilliwack Bruins. He was second on the team in scoring behind Ryan Howse.

Analysis and reactions later…

  • Scott

    Yah, it certainly puts us right up there with Edmonton and Winnipeg as worst cities to play in…

    EDIT: Okay im to angry, signing off for now…I need to get drunk.

    • Robert Cleave

      I left those festivities for you younger folks. I am looking forward to attending NHL games without needing to spend a couple of hours aboard an airplane first, though.

  • Scott

    @Scott: Without a doubt. People can blame Erixon but I would assume that any respectable GM would tell some 20 year old kid to shut the f*** up and sign, but Erixon saw the gong show that is King and Feaster and thought “Screw this noise, I totally have an out from these clowns”

  • Sanintarious

    Not to mention, ya maybe the 2 second round picks do great and exceed Erixon(unlikely) but there is also now the factor that they need time to develope while Erixon was almost if not already NHL ready.

    Flames basically taking 1 step forward(earning draft picks) but giant steps backwards(given up a top prospect)

    Sigh

  • Graham

    Pretty tough day for Flames flames, and a big black mark against Feaster. Not an encouraging start to his FOUR year tenure… The Glencross signing was a small positive, not keeping Erixon who looks like a top two d man is pretty much a disaster!

  • We should wait before passing judgement. Maybe Erixon strung them along. Why else would they have waited for deadline day? They must have assumed they could sign him and when things met an impass, they had to bail quick.

    I agree: I would have preferred Erixon to what we got, but it could have been worse (i.e., one second round pick).

    I’m just upset I pegged my hopes on him for the coming year. I will never love another draft pick again…

    • Resolute

      Actually, best case scenario is Feaster drafts two players who turn into quality NHLers, and Horak continues to improve to become one of those unlikely success stories from the bottom rounds of the draft.

      Sucks that we lost Erixon, but the more I read, the more I think this is a case of a spoiled brat seeking to dictate where he will play. I read his complaints and see excuses. That he chose to be a punk does set the organization’s development program back, but under the circumstances, the trade was really quite good given we were a short time away from getting barely a third of that we did.

  • This is freaking horrible. Worst case scenario, I have been a devout flames fan for years, and I’m thinking this is the last straw. Not that I am giving up on my team, but wtf you all know what im talking about. ROMAN HORAK!?!???! great job feaster, go stuff yourself with 100 slices of american cheese (I know the joke was used earlier). Cmon, I cant think back to a Flames trade in years that has gone right for this team. We JUST LOST OUT BEST PROSPECT FOR NOTHING, NOT EVEN A FIRST ROUND PICK WTF.

    • wattree

      I’ll lay this on on the head of Dutter. If the IIHF says you can’t negotiate during the season then this deal should have been done last summer. I’d say we got something more than just a replacement pick for a guy that didn’t seem to want to be here. Who knows, maybe Darryl pissed him off last year and he was never planning to sign here this year. Not that Darryl can be abrasive or anything.

  • Sanintarious

    So basically the Flames traded arguably their best prospect for 2 second round picks. Ugh.

    (Roman Horak just replaces our 5th round pick being sent over)

    • Robert Cleave

      Co-sign, shep.

      It’s sad. He’s a serious prospect that they’ve pissed away for magic beans, and even if he didn’t want to be in Calgary, there had to be a better way to get fair value than waiting until the very last minute.