With no contract extension yet signed, and with little apparent willingness to take another home-town discount, Flames forward Curtis Glencross is already fielding questions about the trade deadline.
If he’s still a pending UFA at the deadline, would he be willing to waive his no-movement clause?
“That’s too far down the road,” the 31-year-old said, per the Calgary Sun. “Hopefully we don’t have to go that far. We’ll have to see what happens when it comes that time.
“Obviously, the ball’s in my court with my no-move clause in my last year here (but) I just want to get through training camp, get the season started and get things going.”
Calgary hockey fans are, of course, very familiar with this sort of storyline. Former captain Jarome Iginla was constantly barraged with questions about his willingness to accept a trade, before he was finally dealt to Pittsburgh in 2013.
The Glencross situation is not quite (or even close to being) at that point yet, but one does wonder if there’s a fit between an over-30 forward who’s looking to cash in on free agency and a hockey club that’s still in the rebuilding stage.
“I love Calgary. I love the Flames organization. My last contract proves that I love this organization,” said Glencross. “But I’ve seen the contracts that are going out now and the comparables, and I’m not going to sell myself short.”