Apology for no Update :( But Flames Update: Joker and Tangs back…REALLY?

Sorry fans, I’ve been so caught up with World Cup and watching the free agent frenzy I totally forgot to put up a post.

So here is my tidbit.

Tangs and Joker back!

Alex Tanguay, Olli Jokinen, Raitis Ivanans and Tim Jackman signed to Calgary.

Tanguay
– I’ve always liked the guy, and I was sad to see him go. Lots of people are bashing him down for his ONE (read it again, ONE) horrid year with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The season before, he had 41 points in 50 games with the Montreal Canadiens which is a good pace (unless u expected him to always be a PPG player).
– I think here in Calgary, he will get back up there in points given how offensively starved the team is and as long as we play himon the PP and not the PK, should prove to be as highly effective as before. At 1.7million cap hit, you can’t go wrong with that. I hope Tangs stays longer though.

Jokinen
– Most people know that I’m not a fan of this guy. I think he is grossly overrated as a top line center. The issue I have with him is that he has all the tools but not the vision or anticipation to see or make plays happen. He has this ability to go into a tunnel vision mode when he has the puck (not to mention his horrid shooting accuracy). I was really not happy with the signing before, but now that I look at it as his $3million cap hit and as a replacement for Langkow who might be still injured, I don’t think it is quite as bad. Certainly 50 points at 3 million will be more than decent if he hits that low again.

Ivanans and Jackman
– Meh don’t really care here. Two bruisers to replace Prust and McGrattan. Jackman by accounts, can skate a regular shift and provides lots of energy. Tho thankfully we didn’t sign Derek Boogard to 1.6million.

Other things are brewing still, I’m assuming Sutter isn’t done here yet so hopefully we’ll be seeing some more moves happen soon. The Reghre trade rumours for Spezza just won’t die though.

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