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Alex Tanguay signing universally ridiculed

Tanguay Alex Tanguay (rightfully) has been called a bust, with 37 points for the Lightning last season.

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.''

(AP photo)

[Last modified: Thursday, July 8, 2010 3:17pm]


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