Wait what? We only have so very few of those, why are we trading him away?
According to Erixon, he simply didn’t see a future here, telling Feaster he thought young players didn’t get a chance in Calgary — a horrible reputation to tag a franchise with.
However, making the best of a bad situation, instead of getting a second round compensatory pick (54th overall) from the league had Erixon gone back into the draft, Feaster got two second rounders from the Rangers (projected at 43rd and 57th).
Feaster explains why: “Once we realized that we were not going to be able to come to terms with Tim Erixon, we wanted to make sure we turned that pick into an asset,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “We are excited to be able to get a player of Roman [Horak]’s caliber in addition to landing two second round picks in the upcoming draft.”
Although Horak’s 26 goals and 52 assists for 78 points in 64 games in the AHL is nothing to sneeze at.