Curtis Glencross dealt to Capitals for pair of 2015 draft picks

Curtis Glencross dealt to Capitals for pair of 2015 draft picks

Curtis Glencross wanted an extension from the Calgary Flames. The team didn’t agree with the numbers his camp put together so on Sunday the forward was dealt to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a second and third round pick in the 2015 draft, according to Chris Johnston.

Glencross, who had to waive his no-trade clause to approve any deal, has 9 goals and 28 points in 53 games this season, while his fancy stats are okay for someone who’s played tough minutes. He was also a key cog on the Flames' power play, averaging 2:14 of ice time with the man advantage, recording eight points.

With no future for Glencross in Calgary, captain Mark Giordano heading to injured reserve and the Flames now three points behind the Minnesota Wild for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference, it’s a smart move by general manager Brad Treliving. Picking up two extra draft picks for a 32-year old you weren’t going to extend is just good business, especially if the GM still in the market for a defenseman and newly-acquired assets in hand.

As Calgary slowly says goodbye to their playoff hopes, the Capitals are hoping Glencross can find a fit somewhere in their top 12. But does his acquisition settle Barry Trotz's lines going forward or muddy the waters?

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