The Calgary Flames are hoping to trade Curtis Glencross long before the 11th hour of Monday’s NHL trade deadline, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
“It’s believed the Calgary Flames are shortening the list of teams they’re considering to trade (Curtis Glencross) to,” Friedman reported during the Headlines segment of Sportsnet’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast on Saturday. “The hope, from what I understand, they want to get it done before Monday – but there’s no guarantee that will happen.”
The Flames have been working, with some reported success, to get the aging, but still useful middle-six winger to expand his list of teams he’s willing to accept a trade to. The original list, which reportedly included only the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning), didn’t include teams that are believed to have some level of interest, like the St. Louis Blues and the Washington Capitals.
Glencross, 32, has been very useful in a difficult second-line role for the Flames this season. His loss will be felt, even if Sven Baertschi seems like a decent bet to replace some of what Glencross brings to the table. One is left to wonder if Mark Giordano’s recent injury made the prospect of the Flames keeping Glencross past the deadline as an ‘own rental’ somewhat less appealing than it might’ve been otherwise.