Jan 17, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Curtis Glencross (20) warms up before the game against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. San Jose defeated Calgary 2-1 in shootouts. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Trade For Glencross A Good Option For Wings

As far as backup plans go, this seems like a pretty good one. Perhaps, the third time will be the charm for the Detroit Red Wings when it comes to making a deal with the Calgary Flames.

Having already struck out twice in their attempt to acquire Calgary’s two marquee players: Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester, the Red Wings third attempt at a transaction with the Flames could land them that valuable top six forward Ken Holland has been searching for. At the center of much speculation is forward Curtis Glencross, a player who many expect will be the next Flame to board an Air Canada flight on his way out of town as Jay Feaster’s Alberta fire sale continues.

The 30-year-old Glencross would be a nice addition to a Wings forward group that could use some secondary scoring assistance.  A very economical contract with a cap hit of $2,550,000 per season and 2 years still remaining on his deal makes Glencross an especially attractive commodity for the Wings.

Although Justin Abdelkader has done a reasonable job on Pavel Datsyuk‘s left wing, at 6’1, 195lbs Glencross  would provide the Wings with not only a physical presence but another scoring threat as he leads the Flames with 14 goals this season.  Also, considering that the Flames only received 2 unsigned college players and a first round pick for Jarome Iginla, the asking price for Glencross should be manageable for Holland and company.

Ultimately, to see Glencross in Red Wing red would a welcomed change as he has been a constant thorn in Detroit’s side through the years.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/austin.lippert Austin James Lippert

    I never considered this move. but I think I would like it.

  • eric saleh

    Im a huge red wings fan, and i think this would be a dumb move and Carless buy or trade! The wings are better then that! It looks like the wings are being Cheap!! If the wings are going to make a move it needs to be JASON POMINVILLE! If its not that then the wings should just NOT make a trade or buy this deadline and just Focus on next Season. The wings needed a good forword to begain of this Season! We tried to buy top Forwards before the Season even started! We didnt get any! If we have the chance to get a really good Forward then redwings need to spend the money on the right one! Not a ok forward and a move just to shut up the red wings fan!! JASON POMINVILLE will be a good fit with Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk!

    • Jordan Hoy

      I like pominville too and the wings should make an effort for the right price. but if holland is not willing to move a first rounder I don’t think they will be able to make a deal for pominville. Whereas, they can probably get glencross without giving up a first rounder. Question is if it’s worth it?

      • eric saleh

        No I really don’t think it’s worth taking glencross if they are not going to take someone realllyyyy good then just not do a thing and work on next year. Before the year started we were looking for 2 top ten player in the nhl, but we didnt get them! From what I know they picked the Minnesota wild! If the wings are gonna do something they have got to spend not trade. They were willing to spend big bucks on players before the year started. So why would they hold back now idk why. But if it’s not him they just don’t do anything!!

  • ironmike092471

    1st round draft pick or faggedaboudit.

  • Powermetal

    I agree with Eric, if you are going to be a buyer you need to make a bold move, trading for Glencross is not going to make us appreciably better. The more thought that I give to this subject the more I conclude that we need to be sellers and build for the future. I just have a sick feeling that the Wings are dillusional in thinking that we are actually contenders, and thus are going to take the Pistons approach of hanging on to the past too long. How has that worked out?

    • Jordan Hoy

      I think you might be right. would you move Filppula today? Sounds like its gonna be tough to get him resigned this summer and it could be a similar situation as hudler last season where the wings lost him for nothing.

      • eric saleh

        Ya if I could move filppula I would. If the trade or buy had something to do with getting a 10 forword! Yes I would! Filppula rumors are saying hes on his way out anyways. He also hasn’t been playing that well Either! Yes I would. If we can get a top forword the wings will be on there way back up to the top. I know the wings got this CALLE JARNKROK kid I heard hes going to be a forse on the wings team next Season