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04-05-2013, 12:46 PM
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meh... Glencross took a pretty big discount in signing the deal he currently has, and got the NTC for it...

he loves where he lives & has lifestyle/family ties to the area. Probably made it clear to Flames that he had no desire/intention to waive the clause, and in this case they were smart enough not to leak it out to the media that they wanted to move him but couldn't b/c of him.

hard to believe that Brodie or Giordano were kept b/c of the "we're rebuilding with them" reason as opposed to the "we didn't get a good enough offer in return for them"...
You have to keep some vets on (Gio) to stabilize the team for youngsters, so it makes sense from that end. Brodie, however, is perfect for the "we're rebuilding with them" category; he's been in the Flames' top 4 for almost the entire season, has a comparatively amazing shot differential, and even spent a few weeks on the top pairing with JBo. He's very good positionally (and fast enough to get into position when needed), and smart as hell with the puck (distribution skills are fantastic as well); the only real negatives about him are that he's not the strongest guy and he doesn't shoot enough (nor does he have a cannon of a shot, although it's decent).

He hasn't had to single-handedly carry a top 4 pairing yet, but he is, at the very least, an effective two-way complimentary top four guy. And I think he's got the capability to become a top pairing defender. His numbers don't blow anyone away though, and he's not physically imposing, so I don't think a lot of people outside of the Flames realize how good he actually is.

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