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Tanguay thinks he ‘can really help’ Avalanche up front

Jun 28, 2013, 1:40 AM EDT

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It must feel like a reunion is scheduled in Denver.

The Colorado Avalanche acquired left winger Alex Tanguay and defenceman Cory Sarich in a deal with the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

Tanguay, now 33 years of age, spent six seasons with the Avalanche, playing alongside Joe Sakic, currently the executive vice-president of hockey operations, and former goaltender Patrick Roy, now the new head coach.

Tanguay won a Stanley Cup as a member of the Avalanche, along with Sakic and Roy, back in 2001.

“I think I can really help some of the young guys the Avalanche have up front, and maybe who they are going to get in the draft Sunday,” Tanguay told The Denver Post.

“I’m really excited to have the chance to play for (coach) Patrick (Roy) and Joe. Those guys only care about winning, and I really want to win again. I’d really like to do that one more time (winning a Cup).”

In 922 career regular season games, Tanguay has 249 goals and 762 points.

  1. Windmiller4 - Jun 28, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Right now id say the Avs won this trade because they got Tanguay, seems like a much better option than Jones

    • 19to77 - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      And Sarich is less of a liability in the locker room than O’Brien. The Avs lose physicality, but the Flames lose offense and gain a player who wears out his welcome everywhere he lands. Are they really a team that can afford to score LESS?

      • spleaseguy - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        Yes, since they had the 11th most goals in the league last year. They have a lot of issues but goal scoring isn’t the major priority despite popular opinion.

  2. zacmelvinmcnutt - Jun 28, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    I’m amazed that Calgary actually accepted this trade, simply baffled. They’re giving up a couple of solid veterans for David Jones, a very soft and wimpy player who play with no passion or grit and gets hurt every year, and Shane O’Brien, who’s a total party boy, a turnover machine, unpredictable and constantly makes silly plays and was a healthy scratch for 70% of the season.

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