Today, the Carolina Hurricanes acquired Mike Commodore from the Calgary Flames. The draft pick Carolina is giving up (3rd round, 69th overall) was actually Atlanta's pick, but it was acquired in a draft-day trade at the 2004 NHL entry draft.
I think it'll be good. The Flames weren't really using him that much, and the Canes have some D roster spots open. Mike "C-64" Commodore (at least I hope he'll have that nickname) is a tough guy, not known to have much if any offensive prowess, but is a fairly solid D-man who might fit in on the second pairing. Either way, he'll find more ice time than he did in Calgary.
With Calgary, and with the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL, he always wore the number 2, which has traditionally been worn by Glen Wesley in Carolina. Wesley hasn't been signed yet, and is a free agent, but I'm sure the Canes will retain him. This means Mikey will have to don a different number. Could he? Would he?
Just for shits and giggles.
5 years ago