HFNHL Flames Add a new 2nd Line

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    The Calgary Flames are in the midst of their worst slump this season. They've lost 4 in a row and only had 6 wins in their last 20. They've gone from top of the league to just 6 points from missing the playoffs. Action was required and yesterday the Flames made a trio of moves to add an entirely new 2nd line.

    Coming in are Todd "Hammer" Bertuzzi, Olli "Thor" Jokinen, and Mike "Sickle" Knuble in three separate deals, along with a 4th round pick from the Oilers in 2012. Heading out is winger Trent Hunter who's struggled recently with injuries and a slump in form, and four prospects, Brandon Nash, Bobby Butler, Mark Olver and Maxim Trunev, as well as two 3rd rounds picks and a million dollars.

    The Flames, flush with prospects and one of the youngest rosters in the HFNHL can afford to part with the prospects for the three rentals.

    The Flames now have the highest salary structure in the league, almost a year to the day after they were struggling to stay afloat and were trading players for cash. "It looks like our GM is taking advantage of the way the salary cap is calculated that's for sure," said coach Brent Sutter, "But we needed the shake-up and the veterans to help take the pressure off our younger players."

    The Flames are rumoured to still be looking to add yet another veteran piece to help their top 4 D.
     

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