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Jay Feaster would like to trade Matthew Stajan; We would like a pony

Oct 18, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

Jay Feaster AP

Flames GM Jay Feaster has a lot of things he’d like to get done in Calgary before too long. His main goal in Calgary is to try and get rid of a lot of the bad money they have on their payroll and there’s a few ways he can go about that. One of them, according to Bruce Garrioch, is dealing away center Matt Stajan.

There’s a Radiohead song with lyrics for Feaster about all this: “Don’t get any big ideas/They’re not gonna happen”

The Flames’ distaste for Stajan’s play in Calgary is well known and even during training camp this year, Flames coach Brent Sutter made it rather clear he’d rather not have Stajan around to muck things up for him.

Garrioch also hints that the Flames would happily move Olli Jokinen if they could and would also move guys like David Moss and Niklas Hagman as well. That Dion Phaneuf trade two years ago is really looking like a winner now.

We’re sure that Feaster would like to get all of these guys out of town and get something useful in return, but hoping and being able to pull it off are two entirely different things. We hope that a bag of money or a pony will show up for us all the time but alas, we’re poor and pony-free just the same.

If Feaster is going to get something done, he’d better burn up those phone lines.

  1. charlutes - Oct 18, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    translation: blame the last guy if we suck, he traded for all these bums with huge contracts and i like earning a paycheck. as a leafs fan I would like to thank suter for making this possible.

  2. imleftcoast - Oct 18, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Uh, didn’t you guys just get your pony and money? Even my wife waits a week before starting in on me about the next thing.

    • imleftcoast - Oct 18, 2011 at 1:18 PM

      Thought this was Halford or Brough belly-aching. They’re from Vancouver, and rioting after you don’t get what you want is now the standard operating procedure.

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