Feb 27, 2015; Uniondale, NY, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Curtis Glencross (20) takes a shot in front of New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner (40) and New York Islanders center Ryan Strome (18) and New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51) during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders defeated the Flames 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Many players have found it difficult to land a new contract this offseason, because the salary cap did not increase as much as it was supposed to. However upon hearing that Glencross was unable to get a new contract. is a bit of a surprise.
As a result he will have to find a way to earn a new contract on a PTO (professional tryout). A lot of older players are being signed to PTOs by teams and he is one of three that the Leafs are bringing to camp.
Glencross has a good chance to make the team, because he has had success for many years with the Calgary Flames. Plus, he is only 32 years-old.
Many players that usually get invited to training camps on tryouts are usually older and near the end of their careers, but that is not the case with Glencross. He had 35 points in 71 games last season which is not bad – certainly good enough to at least have a one year contract going into this season.
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