Looking solely at Niklas Hagman's contributions to his team this season, it's safe to assume that the majority of Calgary Flames fans aren't too upset with the organization's decision to send him to their minor league affiliate Abbotsford Heat.
With promising prospect Michael Backlund returning from injury, Hagman's iffy production (1 goal through the first 15 games), tendency to get scratched (he's played 8 of those games), and $3 million cap hit made him an expendable asset.
However, if you look a little longer-term, the waiving of Niklas Hagman could rightly be a day that lives in infamy. Brent Sutter traded Dion Phaneuf for this guy.
Not just Hagman, of course. The full deal on the fateful Sunday morning of January 31, 2010, was as follows: Dion Phaneuf, Keith Aulie, and Fredrik Sjöström to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and Ian White.
Yikes. In terms of bad calls, this might be up there with NBC's decision to renew Harry's Law.