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Flames G Taylor signs in Sweden

May 23, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

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After making his Calgary debut this season and performing well in a limited role, Danny Taylor thought he’d be in the mix for the Flames next season.

But he wasn’t willing to wait around to find out.

Instead, Taylor took a two-year offer from Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League, which he describes as a “a two-year deal, and it’s twice as much money as I’ve ever made in a hockey season.”

That’s not to say this turn of events is all good news.

“I wanted to be back with Calgary, but there was no opportunity there, to be honest,” Taylor told The Abbotsford News. “When we talked about a deal with them, they said they couldn’t do anything right now.

“It’s kind of disappointing after the year I had.”

Taylor, 27, spent most of the season with Calgary’s AHL affiliate in Abbotsford, posting a 1.77 GAA (2nd best in the AHL) and .930 save percentage (4th best) prior to earning a one-year deal with the Flames after Miikka Kiprusoff was injured in February.

He went on to appear in two games for Calgary this season: a 33-save loss to Phoenix and a 29-save victory over Vancouver in March, his first and only career NHL win.

  1. DED - May 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    If Kiprusoff is retiring this year or next (when his contract ends), this is bad news for the Flames.

  2. valoisvipers - May 23, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    9 years for 60 million and he is a healthy scratch and the media talking buyout. How does this happen to a guy that 2 years ago was considered to be the sweepstakes winning prize for the highest bidder?

    • valoisvipers - May 23, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      This was meant for the Brad Richards story. PHT this happens a lot!

  3. 19to77 - May 23, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Sad-sack Flames can’t catch a break. First Kipper says he’s sick of their crap and he’s out at the end of the season. Then Iginla leaves at the deadline. Then Cervenka packs his bags for the KHL. Now Taylor’s off to Sweden. The ship is sinking and the smart players are getting out while they can.

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