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Flames re-acquire Jordan Leopold



Jordan Leopold

Colorado Avalanche



Aug 03, 1980

In my Deadline preview, I wrote this about the Flames and Leopold:


While I was hoping for some help up front, I couldn't be happier with this move. I have always been a fan of Leopold and it's great to have him back in the organization, especially with the potential to re-sign (for cheap) next season.

The price the Flames paid isn't too steep: the TSN story says "a draft pick and a prospect" and what I'm hearing is a 2nd rounder (Sutter's favorite draft pick to trade) and Ryan Wilson, who was a undrafted free agent signing by the Flames this past summer and a long shot to ever be an NHLer.

This gives the Flames a pretty full compliment of NHL defensemen now – Regehr, Aucoin, Sarich, Phaneuf, Leopold, Vandermeer, Pardy, Giordano (injured), Eriksson (minors), Nycholat (minors), with Pelech and Palin on the cusp. While I know Sutter loves to have "too many" defensemen heading into the post-season, this could mean Darryl is setting up to move a blueliner for a forward laster today. I guess we'll see what happens…

EDITED to add that James Mirtle says Lawerence Nycholat was included with Wilson and the 2nd rounder (Montreal's from the draft deal last year). Odd that they would want him, but no big loss from a Flames perspective.

by Kent Wilson