While watching the Tampa bay vs Calgary game on Rogers Sportsnet March 1st the three analyst they had for the game talked about Calgary and should they consider bringing in the aging Gary Roberts.They were saying it would be a good fit for Calgary as Roberts could finish his career in Calgary.
Bob McKenzie from TSN mentioned about Gary Roberts maybe going to Calgary in his blog
"I've never been on waivers before," the Tampa Bay Lightning forward said. "It's a first for me. I hope this isn't how it ends."
Roberts knows his contract is working against him. Because there is no performance bonus cushion this year, Roberts' salary counts as a $2.42 salary cap hit, with a bonus of $10,000 for every game he plays.
Roberts was hopeful of perhaps finishing his career with the same team he started it with – the Calgary Flames – but it remains to be seen if the numbers add up for Calgary. Roberts' team from last season, the Pittsburgh Penguins, are in Tampa tonight, although Roberts has been told he won't be in the lineup until the Lightning see what happens tomorrow at noon.
Calgary is going through a tough time with injuries. Todd Bertuzzi is the latest to go down. He has a lower-body injury that, sources say, is likely to keep him sidelined for about three weeks. He joins Rene Bourque and Daymond Langkow as front-line Flames' forwards who are out with injuries. They are expected to be back before the playoffs, but the Flames may need some short-term help.
Roberts was a little miffed that the Lightning didn't tell him he was being put on waivers – he found out when contacted by his brother in Toronto – but now only wants to get an opportunity to finish what he has already determined is his last NHL season.
Last edited by scoringmachine: 03-03-2009 at 04:37 PM.
What a ****ing joke of an organization, for treating their players this way I wish then nothing but ill will... as for Robert's adding him for depth won't hurt... but I think he's gone before we get the chance