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Flames, Glencross to talk new deal; no more hometown discount?

Jul 17, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

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Sounds like discussions for a new Curtis Glencross deal in Calgary will happen in the coming weeks, and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of deal each side is gunning for.

“I’ve talked to Brad [Treliving, new Flames GM] a few times now and my agent has also been in touch with him numerous times,” Glencross told Sportsnet Fan 960 radio on Wednesday. “The plan is they want to get the ball rolling after the [Aug 1.] arbitration thing with [Joe] Colborne, and get to talking.

“It is what it is. Hopefully we can hopefully get something done sooner rather than later, and not have to worry about a contract during the season.”

Glencross, 31, put up good offensive numbers through a injury-plagued ’13-14 campaign. Despite missing 15 games with a sprained MCL and another 29 with an ankle issue, he posted 12 goals and 24 points in 38 games — which would make him a pretty sought-after commodity should he hit the open market next summer (lest we forget that, from 2010-12, Glencross averaged 25 goals and 45 points per season.)

Hitting the open market is a legit possibility. While Glencross wants to return to Calgary — he’s been with the Flames for the last six seasons, and serves as alternate captain — he acknowledged he took a hometown discount on his current deal (four years at $10.2 million, which expires next July) and isn’t really interested in doing it again.

“It’ll be a little bit different this time around,” Glencross explained. “I told them when we did the last deal that I love playing at home and I’ll take kind of a hometown discount hit so we could make this team a better team.

“I might only have a couple more contracts left in my career, and this is probably the biggest contract of my career. The Flames have to know that as well, and hopefully they take it into consideration, what I did the last four years.”

  1. runhigh24 - Jul 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    His cap hit is currently less than Deryk Engelland’s. I can see why he’d want Calgary to up the ante to keep him around.

  2. withseidelinn - Jul 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Well, this is the primer for him being grossly overpaid. 30-45 point guy for what, $4-5 million? Horrible.

    • ibieiniid - Jul 17, 2014 at 3:58 PM

      Idk what world you live in where 4-5mil for Curtis Glencross is too much.

  3. quinner17 - Jul 17, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Tradebait at the deadline if he wants too much. Get some draft picks and continue the rebuild. Win-win for Calgary

  4. wishingtonredslur - Jul 17, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    If only the season was 40 games long. The guy plays awesome but man does like the IR.

  5. nobandwagoners - Jul 17, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Taking a hometown discount the last contract to help make the team better didn’t really work all that well. Might as well have gotten paid market rate if the team was going to stink anyway. I can understand not wanting to repeat that again, not to mention that he’s right – there’s only a few chances for players to get lucrative deals.

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