Wideman was the Capital’s fifth defenseman during the playoffs last year and had a plus/minus of -7.
The Washington Capitals traded former Bruins defenseman Dennis Wideman to the Calgary Flames for a fifth round pick in next years draft and young defenseman Jordan Henry. Right after the trade became official, Calgary signed Wideman to a 5 year $26.25 million contract. No wonder the Flames never make the playoffs, this is a complete waste of money. Wideman is a minus player every year, and yes he does have an offensive upside he is not worth this kind of money. His salary with be over five million dollars a year. This is absurd for a mediocre defenseman. As Bruins fans know, he can be down right awful in his own end and the offense is not always there for him. I cannot believe the Flames overpaid this much for Wideman. I guess they will have to learn the hard way that he is not a good defenseman. This move comes less than a week after Calgary wasted their first round draft pick on a high school kid from Canada that has never even played in the top Junior system, the CHL. Calgary continues to make poor decisions and I do not foresee them making the playoffs any time soon.
- Jonathan Duncan