Think about it, if T.J. Brodie gives the Flames brass no reason to send him down to the AHL, then there will be no room for an overpriced defenceman. For now, let’s call that guy Cory Sarich. Now Sarich is making $3.6M this year, which happens to be $600,000 more than teammate Ales Kotalik. If Kotalik can once again (god help us) convince Sutter that he is an NHLer, then Brodie helped Daryl clear up nearly $3M for Ales.
However, the Flames are still over the cap (by just over $2M) so something further will have to be done.
In other news… and then there were 35. Matt Keetley, John Negrin and Keith Seabrook are the latest sent to Abbotsford.