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from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
With his family ties to the area and nearby ranch, it's been the perfect blend of his personal and professional life.
It's why in the summer of 2011 the Flames left-winger signed a below-market-value contract, a four-year, US$10.2-million pact.
But as Glencross readies for the coming campaign -- the final year of that contract, after which he's due to become an unrestricted free agent -- he's well aware what he's possibly facing. That includes in-season negotiations, being part of the rumour mill and maybe even having to approve a deal, since he has a no-movement clause.
However, the 31-year-old veteran is vowing he won't give another home-town discount.
"I love Calgary. I love the Flames organization. My last contract proves that I love this organization," he said after skating at WinSport at Canada Olympic Park with the collection of players in town. "But I've seen the contracts that are going out now and the comparables, and I'm not going to sell myself short.
"When it comes down to it, I'm an unrestricted free-agent come July 1st and I have a no-move clause in my contract. I'd like to get something done before the season started, but in the long run, the longer we wait, unrestricted free-agency's July 1st."
CALGARY, AB—The Calgary Flames announced today that they have reassigned forward Paul Byron to the Abbotsford Heat. Additionally, the Flames announced that forward Curtis Glencross has been placed on the IR with an MCL injury (minimum 6 weeks).
from Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald,
Strike Curtis Glencross off the sheet of players set to test the open market on July 1. The scrappy left-winger has agreed to terms on a multiyear deal with the National Hockey League club.
Terms have yet to filter out, but the Glencross camp was seeking a significant raise on his $1.2 million salary and longterm security for at least four or five years.
A new dad, Glencross also liked the idea of a no-movement clause to protect his young family from the sudden upheaval of a trade.
Team officials refused comment Sunday night. Saskatoon-based agent David Kaye did not return phone calls.
Update 1:18pm ET: via TSN—
Curtis Glencross won’t be testing the free-agent market; the 28-year-old forward agreeing to terms on a four-year, $10.2 million deal with the Calgary Flames.
The deal, which has a no-movement clause, is a $2.55 million annual cap hit against the club.
from Torie Peterson of Flames.com,
In addition to resigning Alex Tanguay, one of the biggest priorities for the Calgary Flames is to keep emerging winger Curtis Glencross with the team.
The winger is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st but is hoping to resign with the Flames before then.
“I’ve got some meetings here in the next few days and we’ll see how it goes from there. I think both sides want to get talks going, that’s the way it sounds right now. We’ll wait and see what happens.
“I’m real comfortable right now. Obviously my ultimate goal is to stay here in Calgary and stay a Flame. I’m from Alberta. That’s where my home is. But I’m sure if something doesn’t get worked out, which hopefully we can get something worked out, obviously I won’t be back next year.”
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.
from John Down of Flames Insider,
Curtis Glencross doesn’t expect any additional punishment from the five-minute major he received for running Minnesota defenceman Clayton Stoner into the end boards early in the second period.
“I don’t think so,” he said. “I think I would have got a call already from the league.”
Glencross felt like he was hung out to dry on the play as he tried to outleg Stoner for a loose puck.
“When you’re going in as hard as you can on a guy on the forecheck and all of a sudden he stops, you put yourself in a tough spot,” he said. “Obviously I didn’t mean too . . . it wasn’t intentional or anything like that. It was just kind of a fresk thing. You hate to see it . . . obviously you don’t mean it to happen, but it happens.”
added 6:27pm, via John Shannon tweet,
Curtis Glencross hit with $2500 fine for Boarding Major against Wild’s Stoner.
Just about every night a hit like this makes me shake my head and wonder if they will ever stop.
Curtis Glencross received five minutes and a game misconduct for a cross-check last night on Keith Ballard.
I haven’t been able to find a video on it, but it is in the game recap video.
Scroll to the 1:15 mark…
per Bob McKenzie’s Twitter,
Three-game suspension for Curtis Glencross for the hit on Drury.
from Dianne Finstad at CBC,
For every chuckwagon driver that makes the loop around the track, there’s a real support crew at the barns helping with the large number of tasks involved in the sport. That ranges from looking after the high-spirited horses, to washing the chuckwagon, to mucking out the stalls.
It’s a lifestyle bred into many families, but it attracts others.
The Rae Croteau Jr. outfit has been getting a lot of attention this week because one of the hands around their barn is among the newest members of the Calgary Flames.
Curtis Glencross just signed with the Flames last week, after spending a good chunk of last season with the provincial archrivals up the road, the Edmonton Oilers. But when he’s not stick handling, he loves to be part of the chuckwagon world. It was something he did all last season, and is doing, when he can, this year.
From Jean Lefebvre at Flames Insider,
The Calgary Flames have raided the roster of their northern rivals. The club today will officially announce the signing of Edmonton Oilers forward Curtis Glencross (see last night’s entry for more details), who scored 15 goals in 62 games this past season.
No terms yet, but one unconfirmed report suggested the deal is for three years and $3.2 million.
The Flames are also expected to announce the signing of incumbent defenceman Jim Vandermeer.
Update 12:55pm ET: The above signings have been confirmed by the Flames via press releases a few minutes ago. Additionally, the Flames also signed Peter Vandermeer.
via the Columbus Blue Jackets,
The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Dick Tarnstrom from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for left wing Curtis Glencross, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today.
added 4:34pm, Edmonton Oilers link...