The presence of Montreal Canadiens Assistant General Manager Pierre Gauthier at Wednesday's Flames' game has prompted speculation the Canadiens are looking at Calgary's Alex Tanguay and would be willing to move impending unrestricted free agent Michael Ryder to get it done.
Fuck me sideways, Ryder for Tangs straight up? Gauthier better throw in a bag of pucks too. MetroGnome has a better handle on the statistical reasons to keep Tangs. Me, I will keep it simple. Tangs is a surefire contributor to the team at all times. Yeah, he may not shoot enough but if you notice how he elevates the play of everyone around him in addition to be the best all rounder after Iggy. Losing Tangs will be a bad move by Sutter. More from BobbyM:
Whether that is a deal that Sutter would make remains to be seen, but it does fit the financial profile of what he's trying to accomplish?
Tanguay's cap hit next season is $5.25 million, which would help Sutter sign Phaneuf and/or Huselius, and there would be no obligation to Ryder beyond this season.
Another rumor: CGY is interested in Mats Sundin. If this proves to be true I will personally crap in a manilla envelop and send it to Sutter. Kaberle maybe. But JFJ isn't that stupid. (Ha, Fletcher is).
THE TANGUAY SITUATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAT SID'S LOWER LEG INJURY!