Sep 26, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Tim Erixon (53) skates up the ice with the puck against the New York Rangers during the 1st period at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers beat the Rangers, 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Szagola-US PRESSWIRE

Tim Erixon: Former Calgary Flames D-Man Is Now A Columbus Blue Jacket

Oh boy Tim Erixon.  What an unfortunate career you are having.  What must it be like to be the son of Jan Erixon and be traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets?  Jan played for one team throughout his entire career (New York Rangers) and won an award for being awesome according to the fans, twice.  That’s a huge reputation to live up to and Tim hasn’t even come close.

After his refusal to sign with the Calgary Flames last summer lead to him being traded to the Rangers without ever seeing the ice for a game.  Erixon then played 18 games for the Rangers.  What an unimpressive impression Erixon made.  High hopes to at least be half the player his father was, but Jan clearly didn’t pass on the hockey genes to his son.

And now, good ol Timmy boy is headed to the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Not exactly the kiss of death (there’s always not the NHL), but when you think of the fall that he had from Calgary (really not an awful place to play compared to Columbus) and the New York Rangers (Eastern Conference finals), man you have to think Tim is wishing he just signed that contract with the Calgary Flames when he was first drafted.

I’d like to think this is all poor work done by agents, but Erixon had a hand in his fate.  He’s a young kid, but he comes from an NHL family, whether he just doesn’t care or overvalued his worth I have a hard time feeling sympathy for this former Calgary Flame.  And from the looks of my timeline not many of Flames Nation is feeling sympathetic for Tim Erixon’s trade.

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