In 2011, Hannan split time between the Avalanche and the Capitals, being sent to Washington at the end of November last season in a deal that sent Tomas Fleischmann to Denver. In 78 games between the two sides, Hannan scored 1 goal and added 10 assists, which ranked him 146th among all defensemen.
Hannan isn't so much a fantasy type defenseman, having only topped out at 24 points in his days with San Jose, but if he was able to get himself back into the 20-point range, he would likely get some looks during the mid-season waiver draft days, trying to fill in for an injured player.
|Jarome Iginla||Marc Giordano||Miikka Kiprusoff|
|Alex Tanguay||Anton Babchuk||Henrik Karlsson|
|Olli Jokinen||Jay Bouwmeester|
|Rene Bourque||Cory Sarich|
|Curtis Glencross||Scott Hannan|
|Brendan Morrison||Chris Butler|
The addition of Hannan now gives the Flames a fairly solid top six, rich with some experience, physicality and some good skating, which should be tough for other teams to play against on a nightly basis.
With the team listed above, the Flames could now start the season and ice a team, with 13 forwards, six defensemen and two goalies now on the team table. By my calculations, including a buyout on the books and a very small cap overage penalty from the 2011 season, the Flames come in at a very reasonable $61.6 million, giving the team some much needed flexibility against the cap ceiling and a very full team.