NHL News: Fredrik Sjostrom signs with the Calgary Flames
Shortly after the news broke about the Rangers signing Marian Gaborik, word came down that speedster Freddie Sjostrom had agreed to a 2 year deal with the Flames for $750K per year. After speculating on our radio show that the Rangers may just be waiting to determine the market value for a player like Sjostrom, it looks like he figured it out on his own. I really thought he would sign for more than this.
I was a big fan of Sjostrom's, I think the Rangers are going to miss his speed. While the Gomez trade was definitely a good thing for the Rangers, now coupled with the loss of Sjostrom, the Rangers have probably lost their two fastest skaters.
Good luck Freddie, you'll be missed.
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