Alex Tanguay signing universally ridiculed
He was dubbed a bad investment, at $2.5-million for 2009-10.
Now, he has another unwanted label:
"By far, the most mocked move of the NHL Free-Agent Frenzy.''
At least, that's how Yahoo! Sports has characterized media reaction to the Calgary Flames signing Tanguay today for a reported $1.7-million, including a no-movement clause.
"Media reaction to the move has ranged from misguiding nostalgia, as Tanguay had an 81-point season in 2006-07 with Calgary, to snide disbelief,'' Greg Wyshysnki writes.
"So Flames GM Darryl Sutter, who's job was reportedly in peril, gives a no-move to Tanguay as his first move today?'' writes Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Well done.''
For his part, Wyshynski doesn't think it's all that bad of a move.
"Stick him with (Jarome Iginla), see if he can recapture something,'' Wyshinski writes. "And it's not exactly a cap-crushing contract.''