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Flames Traded White Too Early

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Defencemen such as White that can play top-four minutes are usually at a premium at the trading deadline – and by then, the Flames would have had a clearer idea if they are a playoff contender or an also-ran once again. As it is, they’ve shuffled off one of their few useful trading assets too soon, someone they might have been able to flip for a younger, blue-chip prospect if they’d showed the requisite amount of patience….

The Flames are about three bad weeks – and one challenging road trip – away from falling out of the playoff picture in the Western Conference.

If that happens and they are given the green light to start rebuilding in a proper way, then the trade of White Tuesday removes one valuable piece of the trading puzzle far too soon. It is one more example of the odd managing-by-the-seat-of-your pants style employed in Calgary, and probably a good reason for the mess the organization finds itself in at the moment.

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landsharkhockey's avatar

Seems like the Sutters are dead-set on getting themselves fired this season.  Maybe they’re looking to relocate to Carolina, and he’s just sending his son to scout for apartments.

Posted by landsharkhockey on 11/18/10 at 10:28 AM ET

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Being a Flames fan right now is pretty painful. Watching them stink up the joint night after night while D.Sutter sits high up on his perch and throws away decent assets like he’s feeding pigeons just aggravates things. I’ll never not be a Flames fan but the house Sutter seems to be doing everything it can to change that.

Posted by Iggy Rules on 11/18/10 at 12:50 PM ET

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