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Glencross May Be Playing His Way Out Of Calgary

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

For the second game in a row, the 28-year-old winger was the game’s top player, not only for being a defensive stalwart but for scoring the winning goal.

Not just any ol’ game-winner — a second consecutive roof-job that froze rookie Robin Lehner late in the second frame of a surprisingly close game.

Add to that another solid penalty-killing effort, and it was evident to all those watching No. 20 was the biggest difference-maker of the evening.

Savour those type of performances, Flames fans, as the odds are long acting GM Jay Feaster will be able to keep Glencross in the fold past July 1.

After all, if Niklas Hagman is making US$3 million and Matt Stajan is making $3.5M a year, what is the value of a second-line winger who actually scores? And hits, amongst other things.

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Unfortunately, this is the truth. Stajan and Hagman are both underperforming and definitely have to go. Maybe Feaster can work some kind of Magic to make the aforementioned unederachievers salaries dissapear from the books to make room for Glennie. Ever since he joined the Flames he’s been one of my favorite players. Love gritty wingers!

But, sadly, he will probably walk July 1. Thanks for wasting $20m on Stajan, Sutter.

Posted by Iggy Rules on 02/10/11 at 12:03 PM ET

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Things are looking so good for Calgary right now, but then the roster actualities slam you in the face. Those no-trade clauses are really bad, but I think Feaster can work some of that Magic. A bit.

Staios, Babchuk, Tanguay and Glencross are the only salaries above 1 million coming off the books this season, and I think that’s around 4 or 4.5. They need to keep Glencross. Geez, Sutter (Stajan) really screwed this up.

Posted by NathanBC on 02/10/11 at 01:59 PM ET

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