Mar 11, 2012; St. Paul, MN, USA; Calgary Flames forward Curtis Glencross (20) celebrates his goal during the third period against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. The Flames defeated the Wild 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Opposing Players To Watch: Curtis Glencross Edition

I’m running a new series of posts on here, and I’m not talking about the lockout unless something really serious happens. Like both sides make a deal serious. Ok maybe something a little bit less serious than that I’ll post but you get the point.

Today I’m talking about Curtis Glencross because he’s a player I think would be a perfect fit for the Rangers. He’s a hard nosed player, plays tough minutes and can score. All while for a cap hit of $2.55 million. (In actuality though I’m only writing about Glencross because I was talking about him on blueseatblogs and I thought he’d be a good topic to write about)

His contract does have a NMC, but he’s only under contract for two more seasons after this one with the Flames. Last season he put up 48 points in 67 games, and the year before that he put up 43 points in 79 games. Not bad when you figure Glencross would most likely slot in on the third line.

What would he cost though? Well that’s the thing. Taking a shot in the dark here, Glencross would probably cost the Rangers a prospect like Michael St. Croix and a third to second round pick.

At this moment I think the Flames would trade Glencross in a number of scenarios. If the Flames traded Iginla and decide to build their team up again, Glencross would be one of the first players to go. Also, depending on what the new CBA entails the Flames may be looking to shed cap space.

There’s my case for Curtis Glencross.

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