Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 11/14/11
Calgary Flames center Matt Stajan, who arrived with Niklas Hagman in the now-lamentable Dion Phaneuf trade, said last week of Hagman: "There's no doubt in my mind he can contribute in this league. For whatever reason, he didn't seem to fit here. Hopefully, he gets a chance somewhere. That somewhere is with the flailing Anaheim Ducks, who snagged him on re-entry waivers on Monday after the Flames sent him down to the AHL last week. Hagman makes $3 million against the cap; Calgary will keep $1.5 million in dead cap space this season, while the Ducks add $1.5 million to theirs while paying his salary. He goes unrestricted next summer. Flames GM Jay Feaster promised roster moves last week, and this would qualify — if not exactly the shakeup many Flames fans hoped for. But it's dead weight floated off the Flames roster over to the Pacific. As for the Ducks … it's a little tremor before the quake. (OK, maybe not the best analogy for a California team.) Anaheim was flat-out "embarrassing" ...
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