I dont know where this talk about him being a two-way player has come from, because from what I have seen from his time in Calgary that should not be used as his selling point.
It looks like he hustle's, but really gets nothing accomplished.
I am in the camp that also believes he did not get a fair opportunity under Sutter, and firmly think he has the ability to get 15 goals this season should he get picked up. He was just a bad fit here in Calgary which should have been apparent before acquiring him, however we can address that in another thread down the road...
I wouldn't be adverse to the Habs picking him up, especially if that anchors Darche on the fourth line, where he damn well belongs. Anything is better than Darche on the bloody powerplay, evident by how much ours sucks. We would have to clear some salary but he might be a decent fit.
As a Leafs fan I think I'm understandably confused seeing someone describe Hagman as "all heart".
You should've seen him playing for the Flames. I'll quote a Flames blogger who I think was entirely accurate in saying "I've never seen someone work so hard to accomplish absolutely nothing." He put out tons of effort into getting the puck toward the net, but made terrible decisions (trying to pull it through half the opposing team, make dekes that he had almost no chance of making, etc).
... "I've never seen someone work so hard to accomplish absolutely nothing." He put out tons of effort into getting the puck toward the net, but made terrible decisions (trying to pull it through half the opposing team, make dekes that he had almost no chance of making, etc).
Just making roster room for Backlunds return or is this making room for something bigger? Columbus did just add a centre and they have Carter returning too...hmmm???
Sarich could help the Jackets.
Other Flames news :
Anton Babchuk broke his hand ----> Placed on IR
Brendan Morrison Knee Injury still ----> Place on IR
Called up T.J Brodie from Abbotsford
Called up Paul Byron from Abbotsford
Place Niklas Hagman on Waivers.
Backlund back into lineup.
Its been a busy few days for the flames roster wise. Commence youth movement ( for now! )
If i were the habs id take hagman only if he goes on re-entry, so he has a 1.5 cap hit. The habs need depth up front and i think he would be a good player to play along side Andrei Kostitsen and Eller. However the habs need to put Gomez on waivers first