Alex Tanguay Returns to the Colorado Avalanche
Last night the Colorado Avalanche made a trade with the Calgary Flames, sending David Jones and Shane O’Brien to the Flames for Cory Sairch and Alex Tanguay. The deal brings the 33-year-old Tanguay back to the city where he started his career. Drafted by the Avalanche in first round (12th overall) in 1998, Tanguay played his first six seasons for Colorado before being traded to the Flames in June of 2006.
The Flames get a couple of younger players and ad a little size to their team. General Manager Jay Feaster said in a statement. “We like the fact that Jones plays a north-south game, drives hard to the net, kills penalties and is a right hand shot. O’Brien is a hard guy to play against, knows how to get under the skin of the opposition and stands up for his teammates. We are pleased to add both of these players to our organization.”
The Avalanche get a 14-year veteran of the NHL in Cory Sarich. He will not be expected to play that much and Colorado could use a little help on the blueline. They also get a solid winger who can play on both ends of the ice and score. Tanguay had 11 goals and 16 assists in 40 games for the Flames last season.
This is a good move for the Avalanche, they dump a couple of players they were over paying for and get a player in Tanguay who can help the young guys get on the Patrick Roy page.