Flames Hope Small Moves Pay Off

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The NHL trade deadline came and went today and the Calgary Flames made a couple of small moves. The Flames acquired forward Frederik Modin from the Atlanta Thrashers for a 7th round pick in this year’s entry draft. Calgary also claimed defencman Brett Carson off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes.

Modin brings a little offensive firepower to the Flames. He boasts a wicked shot though it can be erratic. Modin also has a history with Flames GM Jay Feaster. They were both with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004 when they won the Stanley Cup. Ironically they beat the Flames in the finals.

Carson was claimed for added depth on the blueline. The Flames felt they needed that depth after Adam Pardy’s injury. Pardy is most likely done for the season.

Because the Flames recent hot streak, Feaster didn’t want to make any major moves hence players such as captain Jarome Iginla and defencemen Robyn Regehr weren’t asked to waive their no movement clauses.

If the Flames do make any major moves, they will wait until the season is over. Most likely the draft where major trades can and have been made! Much will depend on how the Flames do the rest of the season and the playoffs. What happens between now and then will determine any moves the Flames make in the future.