The Calgary Flames have traded left winger Curtis Glencross to the Washington Capital in exchange for a second and a third round pick in the 2015 draft.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Capitals were rumored to be the frontrunners for Glencross and got their man. He’s a physical left winger and a former 20-goal scorer whose style of play should be a welcome addition to the Washington roster. If he’s used on the first line they will mean captain Alexander Ovechkin stays on right wing.
Glencross has a lengthy injury history and limited playoff experience. Still, he was struggling this season under Flames coach Bob Hartley. Perhaps playing for Barry Trotz in Washington will rejuvenate him and improve his free-agent value this summer.
It was speculated the Flames might try to land a player in this move to help their lineup now but evidently that wasn’t going to happen. Landing a couple of draft picks is a decent return at this time of year for a player who no longer factored into their future plans. Perhaps GM Brad Treliving will flip one or both picks for a player before the deadline.