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02-22-2013, 04:57 PM
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Turning back the clock

June 10, 2000 - Calgary trades JS Giguere to the Mighty Ducks for a 2nd round pick. We later traded that pick to Washington for Miikka Elomo (who played a total of 2 NHL games) and a 4th round pick, which we used to select Levente Szuper (who never played an NHL game). Ultimately, we traded Giguere for nothing.

July 31, 2000 - after signing him as a free agent, Marty St. Louis played 69 games as a Flame and registered 20 points, playing mostly on the 4th line and often a healthy scratch. The team made him available at the expansion draft and, after going unselected, they bought out his contract and he signed with Tampa. To date, we has 874 points in 947 games, and we lost him for nothing.

June 23, 2001 - After selecting him in the 3rd round of the 1999 draft, Calgary failed to sign Craig Anderson to an entry-level contract, allowing him to re-enter the draft. He was selected by Chicago in the 3rd round of the 2001 draft and Calgary once again lost him for nothing.

November 15, 2002 - after being acquired in a trade with the Rangers, Marc Savard played 221 games over 4 seasons with the Flames, scoring 154 points in that time, second only to Iginla. He was traded to Atlanta for Ruslan Zaynullin, who never played an NHL game. If you haven't already noticed the trend here, we also lost him for nothing.

Now imagine for a second what this team would look like had we not made those 4 moves...

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