|Assets:||Is extremely gifted, versatile, has the ability to hold onto the puck for long stretches, boasts great passing skills and tremendous one-on-one moves. Is usually effective in shootout situations.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have a lot of strength to combat big NHL defenders in the corners, but that's not his style of game. Doesn't shoot the puck enough, which leads to average goal-scoring totals annually.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran playmaking winger.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2000-01 (Colorado)|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2001-02 (Injured)|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2003-04|
|11/26/2014||Missed 2 games (facial injury).|
|11/21/2014||Facial injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/30/2014||Missed the last 29 regular season and first 7 playoff games (sprained knee).|
|2/26/2014||Sprained knee, injured reserve.|
|2/01/2014||Sprained knee, day-to-day.|
|1/22/2014||Missed 36 games (sprained knee).|
|11/19/2013||Sprained knee, injured reserve.|
|11/06/2013||Sprained knee, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/27/2013||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|4/26/2013||Missed the last 8 regular season games (sprained mcl).|
|4/13/2013||Sprained MCL, remainder of the regular season.|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 2 regular season games (undisclosed).|
|1/24/2012||Missed 15 games (upper body injury).|
|12/29/2011||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/27/2011||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/22/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/13/2011||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|6/25/2011||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames to a five-year contract.|
|2/14/2011||Missed 3 games (strained neck).|
|2/09/2011||Strained neck, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year contract.|
|9/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|4/22/2009||Missed 2 playoff games (shoulder injury).|
|4/20/2009||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|3/19/2009||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|3/06/2009||Missed 28 games (separated left shoulder).|
|1/01/2009||Separated left shoulder, mid-February.|
|12/02/2008||Missed 2 games (neck injury).|
|11/28/2008||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|6/20/2008||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|3/20/2008||Missed 1 game (broken toe).|
|3/18/2008||Broken toe, day-to-day.|
|3/04/2008||Missed 3 games (neck injury).|
|2/26/2008||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|12/23/2006||Missed 1 game (charley horse).|
|12/19/2006||Charley horse, day-to-day.|
|7/05/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a three-year contract.|
|6/24/2006||Acquired from the Colorado Avalanche.|
|4/11/2006||Missed 10 games (sprained knee).|
|3/20/2006||Sprained knee, mid-April.|
|2/28/2006||Missed 1 game (hip flexor).|
|2/12/2006||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|8/04/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|7/28/2005||Colorado Avalanche tendered a qualifying offer.|
|10/07/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the HC Lugano of the Swiss National League.|
|7/23/2004||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|7/16/2004||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|5/05/2004||Missed Game 6 of Round Two against the San Jose Sharks (lower body injury).|
|5/04/2004||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/24/2004||Missed tha last game of Round One against the Dallas Stars and Game One of Round Two against the San Jose Sharks (knee injury).|
|4/17/2004||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|4/07/2004||Missed the last 11 games of the regular season (knee injury).|
|3/14/2004||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/26/2003||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|9/06/2003||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|9/09/2002||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|5/31/2002||Missed Game 5 and 6 of Conference Finals against Detroit (leg injury).|
|5/27/2002||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|2/08/2002||Missed 2 games (hip injury).|
|1/30/2002||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|1/09/2002||Missed 3 games (ankle injury).|
|1/01/2002||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|12/29/2001||Missed 1 game (ankle injury).|
|12/27/2001||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|11/24/2001||Missed 6 games (sinusitis).|
|6/27/2013||Calgary Flames traded Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche for David Jones and Shane O'Brien.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|9/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|6/20/2008||Calgary Flames traded Alex Tanguay and a 5th round selection in 2008 to the Montreal Canadiens for a 1st round selection in 2008 and a 2nd round selection in 2009.|
|6/24/2006||Colorado Avalanche traded Alex Tanguay to the Calgary Flames for Jordan Leopold, a 2nd round selection in 2006 and a conditional draft selection in 2006 or 2007.|
|6/27/1998||Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round (12th overall) in 1998.|
Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist in the, 3-2, victory over the Flames on Saturday. | 03/15/2015 10:46 AM
NewsAvalanche left wing Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist in the, 3-2, victory over the Flames on Saturday.
ImpactTanguay helped Colorado earn a, 2-0, lead in the second period. Tanguay scored on the power play and then assisted Ryan O'Reilly's goal. Tanguay has 19 goals and 26 assists in 67 games this season.
Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay scored a goal in the loss to the Kings on Tuesday. | 03/11/2015 9:11 AM
NewsAvalanche left wing Alex Tanguay scored a goal in the loss to the Kings on Tuesday.
ImpactTanguay scored in the third period to cut Los Angeles' lead to, 4-2, but Jake Muzzin put the game pretty much out of reach with another goal for the Kings a minute and a half later. Tanguay has 18 goals and 25 assists in 65 games this season.
Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay scored the team's lone goal during Monday's loss to Washington. | 01/12/2015 9:41 PM
NewsAvalanche left wing Alex Tanguay scored the team's lone goal during Monday's loss to Washington.
ImpactHe also had four shots on goal. Tanguay now has 13 goals and 28 points through 41 games this season.
Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay had three points against the Stars on Saturday. | 11/30/2014 10:12 AM
NewsAvalanche left wing Alex Tanguay had three points against the Stars on Saturday.
ImpactTanguay scored a goal and two assists versus Dallas with five shots. He now has eight goals and seven assists in 22 games this season.
Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay scored his team-high sixth goal in Saturday's loss to the Flyers. | 11/08/2014 9:47 PM
NewsAvalanche left wing Alex Tanguay scored his team-high sixth goal in Saturday's loss to the Flyers.
ImpactHe was also +1 on the night, and now has nine total points on the season.
Avalanche left wing Alex Tanguay a bit of a wild-card heading into the 2014-15 season. | 10/02/2014 4:37 PM
NewsAvalanche left wing Alex Tanguay a bit of a wild-card heading into the 2014-15 season.
ImpactHe was limited to only 16 games a season ago, after having to undergo knee surgery. However, if healthy, Tanguay should be able to produce around 50 points, with 60 points not being out of reach. He will most likely go undrafted, but owners should not forget his name, as a potential waiver pickup.
Alex Tanguay took to the ice on Sunday | 04/29/2014 7:55 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay (hip) was on the ice for Colorado's optional skate on Sunday.
ImpactHe isn't expected to be back in the lineup until next season, but it's a positive sign that he was able to get back on the ice. Tanguay underwent hip surgery in February and he appeared in just 16 games during the regular season.
Alex Tanguay will have season-ending surgery | 02/20/2014 5:39 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay will have surgery on his hip Friday morning and he's expected to miss the rest of the season.
ImpactThe issue with his hip contributed to the knee problem that he had been dealing with of late. The Avalanche had a 15-1 record with Tanguay in the lineup and he had 11 points over that span.
Alex Tanguay out Saturday, likely after break | 02/07/2014 6:18 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay (knee) missed Friday's practice.
ImpactTanguay will not participate in Saturday's contest. The good news is that the injury isn't believed to be serious at this point and there's a decent chance that he'll be ready when the Olympic break ends.
Alex Tanguay receives treatment for knee | 02/07/2014 8:50 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay (knee) didn't skate in the morning and missed Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
ImpactHe received treatment instead. Tanguay has missed four straight games since he re-injured his knee.
Alex Tanguay (knee) is out Tuesday | 02/04/2014 5:33 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay (knee) will not return to the Avalanche's lineup on Tuesday.
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ImpactTanguay only ended up playing in three of four contests before he re-injured his knee. This will be his third straight game on the sidelines.
Alex Tanguay (knee) will sit on Monday | 02/03/2014 3:35 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay (knee) won't play Monday.
ImpactIt will be the second straight he has missed since re-injuring his knee. He is listed as day-to-day. Tanguay is with the team on their trip and he could be available for Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers.
No update on Tanguay for Saturday yet | 02/01/2014 1:10 PM
NewsThere is no update on whether Alex Tanguay will play Saturday afternoon against Buffalo.
ImpactHe tweaked the same knee that kept him out of action for most of the season. We suspect the Avs will play it cautious with Tanguay and sit him out against the Sabres. If you have a reasonable alternative, we suggest you start him and bench Tanguay at least until next week.
Alex Tanguay tweaks knee, is day-to-day | 01/31/2014 4:04 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay wasn't on the ice with the Colorado Avalanche for Friday's practice due to a tweaked knee.
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ImpactTanguay sustained the ailment during Thursday's contest. For now he's questionable Saturday, but this is concerning news considering he's missed most of the season due to knee/hip problems.
Roy is happy to have Alex Tanguay back | 01/30/2014 11:24 AM
NewsCoach Patrick Roy is happy to have Alex Tanguay back in the lineup.
Impact"He brings something so important to this team when he's playing with Paul (Stastny) and (Gabe Landeskog)," Roy said. The Avalanche has a 14-1 record when he's been in the lineup. Tanguay, who has a goal and an assist in two games since returning to the fold, has 11 points in 15 games this season.
Tanguay looks good in his return | 01/25/2014 1:36 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay looked pretty good in his return from hip and knee injuries that sidelined him for 36 games but he won't play in back-to-back games so he will sit out Saturday against Tampa.
ImpactTaguay skated on a line with Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog and registered an assist in 17:10 minutes of ice time. Tanguay certainly was a bit apprehensive about playing after such a long layoff. "I was nervous, but most of my anxiousness was health-wise," Tanguay said. "But I came out feeling pretty good, so that's the great news for me and I hope it's going to keep going that way." Avs' coach Patrick Roy seemed pretty pleased with Tanguay's performance. "I thought he looked good," Roy said of Tanguay. If Tanguay was discarded during his recovery, you may want to make him a waiver wire target next week.
Avalanche activate Alex Tanguay | 01/24/2014 2:08 PM
NewsThe Colorado Avalanche have activated Alex Tanguay (hip/knee).
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ImpactTanguay was already expected to return on Friday, but now it's confirmed. He's projected to play alongside Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog after missing 36 straight contests.
Alex Tanguay (hip/knee) prepares for return | 01/23/2014 3:27 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay practiced alongside Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog during Thursday's practice.
ImpactIf he's pain-free after Friday's morning skate then he'll be back in the lineup. Tanguay has missed 36 games with knee and hip injuries, but he appears to be set to return. Get ready to put him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Alex Tanguay set to return Friday vs. Florida | 01/23/2014 11:39 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay is scheduled to return to Colorado's lineup on Friday.
ImpactHe has missed 36 games with knee and hip problems, but he's been cleared to return. "I'm just hoping to do my part. I know I can help this team," Tanguay said. "I'm very nervous (but) anxious to get back playing. Certainly I will have some nerves in the next couple games."
Alex Tanguay might be back Friday | 01/22/2014 2:45 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay (hip/knee) might play in Friday's game.
ImpactColorado's decision to demote Brad Malone could be seen as evidence that Tanguay's return is imminent. Tanguay hasn't played since Nov. 2 due to knee and then hip problems.
Tanguay pain free and close to a return | 01/18/2014 12:01 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay is very close to returning to action.
ImpactHe has been out of the lineup since November 2nd with hip and knee injuries but had a pain free practice Friday and seems very close to getting game-participation clearance. Although there is no firm date for Tanguay's return, it looks like it could be next week sometime. Get ready to activate Tanguay if you need him.
Alex Tanguay close to returning from injury | 01/16/2014 3:45 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay (hip/knee) is getting close to returning to the lineup.
ImpactHe has resumed skating with his teammates and he still listed as day-to-day.
Roy: Alex Tanguay going at '60 or 70 percent' | 01/10/2014 9:13 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay (hip/knee) practiced with his teammates in a non-contact role Thursday.
Impact"Right now, he's pacing himself. I'd say he's probably going at 60 or 70 percent," coach Patrick Roy said. "Next week, we want to see some strength in the knee and his hip, so next week he's going to push hard and we'll have a better indication whether he's capable or not of coming back." He has been out of action sine Nov. 2.
Alex Tanguay skates with Avalanche | 01/08/2014 2:25 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay (hip) joined the Colorado Avalanche for their Wednesday morning skate.
Impact"He looked good," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said of Tanguay. "It's good for us. As long as things are going well for him, we're behind him on this." If Tanguay suffers a setback, there's a real possibility that he'll end up undergoing season-ending hip surgery.
Alex Tanguay is back on the ice Tuesday | 01/07/2014 3:14 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay (hip) has skated for two consecutive days.
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ImpactTanguay is attempting to avoid season-ending hip surgery. So far things have gone well, so he'll try to "push it harder," according to Avalanche coach Patrick Roy.
Alex Tanguay might still undergo hip surgery | 01/03/2014 3:33 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay might still end up needing hip surgery.
ImpactThe plan right now is for Tanguay to try skating on Monday or Tuesday. If that works out, then he'll probably end up playing before the season's over. Otherwise, he'll have an operation. He has three goals and nine points in 13 games this season.
Tanguay feels better, no timetable though | 12/14/2013 3:55 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay received some treatment for his hip on Saturday and he is feeling better, according to coach Patrick Roy.
ImpactHe developed a hip ailment during his rehab for his knee injury and there's no timetable for his return. Tanguay hasn't played since Nov. 2 and he had nine points in 13 games prior to getting hurt.
Alex Tanguay might need surgery after setback | 12/10/2013 2:47 PM
NewsIn addition to Alex Tanguay's knee injury, he is now dealing with a related hip problem.
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ImpactTanguay might need surgery as a result of this setback. He has been sidelined since Nov. 2 and remains out indefinitely. He has three goals and nine points in 13 contests this season.
Tanguay (knee) still a couple of weeks away | 11/25/2013 5:28 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay (knee) may be another two weeks away from returning.
ImpactCoach Patrick Roy said that Tanguay might not be available until about Dec. 9. He has been sidelined since Nov. 2 because of a knee injury.
Avs' Alex Tanguay (knee) is out indefinitely | 11/16/2013 2:39 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay is out indefinitely with a knee injury, according to coach Patrick Roy.
ImpactRoy didn't go into detail about the situation, but he isn't sure when Tanguay will be back. A decision regarding surgery could have something to do with this, but until an update from the team is announced, we are in the dark. Tanguay hasn't played since Nov. 2 and was originally listed as day-to-day.
Avs hopeful Alex Tanguay won't need surgery | 11/13/2013 8:50 AM
NewsDoctors will determine if Alex Tanguay needs knee surgery in the next few days.
ImpactThe Avalanche are hopeful that Tanguay won't require a procedure. He was injured back on Nov. 2 against Montreal. A clearer picture of his timetable should be known after the doctors make a decision.
Alex Tanguay (knee) out for at least 2 weeks | 11/04/2013 4:30 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay will miss at least two weeks due to a knee injury.
ImpactAfter that, he will be re-evaluated again. Defenseman Nick Holden will be used as an emergency forward for now, while Tanguay is sidelined so the team won't recall a replacement up front from the minors. He has nine points and a plus-8 rating in 13 games this campaign.
Tanguay suffers knee injury Saturday | 11/03/2013 12:48 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay left Saturday night's game against Montreal with a knee injury.
ImpactIt is not clear how severe this injury is but it was enough to force him from the game in the second period. Tanguay is scheduled to have an MRI Sunday to determine the extent of the injury. Cross your fingers Tanguay owners.
Alex Tanguay picks up two goals Saturday | 10/13/2013 10:53 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay scored twice in Colorado's 5-1 win against Washington on Saturday.
ImpactTanguay has three assists and five points in five games this season. He's likely to slow down as the campaign goes on, but he should surpass the 50-point mark.
Alex Tanguay sets up three goals Wednesday | 10/03/2013 11:50 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay contributed three helpers in Colorado's blowout win over Anaheim Wednesday night.
ImpactTwo of his assists came when the Avalanche were up a man and he ended up with 3:12 of power-play time in the contest. He didn't have a shot on goal in the game, but fantasy owners will definitely be happy with his production.
Alex Tanguay excited to be back with Avs | 09/22/2013 11:14 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay is excited as he prepares for the start of the regular season and his second stint with the Colorado Avalanche.
ImpactTanguay spent his first six NHL seasons with Colorado and played a key role in their 2001 Stanley Cup championship. The Avalanche are a rebuilding team right now, but Tanguay remains optimistic. "With the talent we have up front, we have the ability to bring excitement to this city, to this franchise, again," Tanguay said. He should surpass the 50-point mark in 2013-14, provided that he stays healthy.
Alex Tanguay thinks he can do better | 06/28/2013 9:03 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay thinks he is capable of more than he's accomplished thus far.
Impact"I haven't had my best year yet in the NHL, I really feel that," Tanguay said. "I have a big chip on my shoulder about that, I realize. I feel I can still perform, and I'm so happy to be back in Denver where I have so many great memories." Tanguay had some of his best seasons with the Avalanche, but he hasn't played for the franchise since 2005-06. Tanguay should put up solid numbers as a top-six forward in Colorado, but we're not expecting him to set any new career-highs in his mid-30s.
Avs acquire Alex Tanguay in 4-player swap | 06/27/2013 6:32 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche, along with defenseman Cory Sarich, in exchange for winger David Jones and blueliner Shane O'Brien.
ImpactTanguay, who was originally taken by the Avalanche in the first round of the 1998 draft, registered 11 goals and 27 points in 40 games with the Flames this past season. He will be united with former teammate Patrick Roy, who will serve as his new head coach. Tanguay should serve as a playmaking threat in Colorado's top-six forward group.
Alex Tanguay has recovered from MCL sprain | 06/14/2013 8:46 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay has been medically cleared after his season was cut short due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain.
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ImpactTanguay ended up with 11 goals and 27 points in 40 games this season. He's getting ready for the third campaign of his five-year/$17.5 million deal.
Alex Tanguay struggled at end of season | 04/29/2013 7:05 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay admitted that he was distracted the last month of the season after teammates Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester were dealt away.
ImpactTanguay missed the last two weeks of the season with a medial collateral ligament sprain in his knee. "I was playing pretty good the first 20 to 25 games of the year, and then when the distraction came about, I think mentally I got a little bit affected by it," Tanguay said. "And that's on me. You have to be a professional. You have to play your best every night. But I've got some good years of hockey ahead of me, and I'm hoping that I can be a key contributor in this organization." Tanguay has three years left on his contract at $3.5 million per season and could be a candidate to be bought out by the Flames. Stay tuned.
Alex Tanguay out for remainder of 2013 season | 04/13/2013 5:21 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay will miss the remainder of the season with a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his knee.
ImpactHe's expected to need four-to-six weeks of recovery time. Tanguay suffered the injury in Friday's overtime win over Phoenix. He'll finish the year with 11 goals and 27 points in 40 games.
Flames' left winger Alex Tanguay injures knee | 04/13/2013 9:57 AM
NewsCalgary left winger Alex Tanguay left the Flames' game Friday midway through due to a knee injury after he became tangled with the Coyotes' Kyle Chipchura at the boards.
ImpactTanguay's left foot was caught as he fell and his scream while his leg was twisted could be heard all the way up to the press box. "It doesn't look good," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "The doctors were around him when I got in (the room). I didn't see it, but Marty Gelinas saw a replay somewhere and said it's ugly."
Alex Tanguay gets use to life on new Flames | 04/10/2013 8:53 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay is getting used to life on a rebuilding squad.
Impact"Mentally, it's been unbelievably tough for a while now, but that's part of hockey," Tanguay said. "My first few years in the league, I thought this was easy having a chance to win a Stanley Cup year in and year out. And it's certainly not that way." Tanguay is signed through 2015-16, so he'll provide a veteran presence during the rebuilding process. Tanguay has previously stated that he's happy in Calgary despite their decision to trade away some of their top players, so Tanguay isn't likely to request to be traded over the summer.
Alex Tanguay isn't requesting a trade | 04/02/2013 9:05 AM
NewsEven as the Calgary Flames deal away their top players, Alex Tanguay isn't requesting a trade.
Impact"I'm happy here," Tanguay said. "I signed a five-year deal a year-and-a-half ago, and certainly with the intention of being here for that deal. I like the city. I like the team. I like the organization. I'm hoping that things are going to work out here, but the team makes decisions for what's best for them, and I'm sure they're looking for their own best interests. We'll see." Tanguay has nine goals and 25 points in 34 games this season.
Alex Tanguay enjoyed time with Jarome Iginla | 03/28/2013 8:33 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay enjoyed playing with Jarome Iginla for five of the last seven seasons.
ImpactTanguay has had two stints with the Flames. "He's been a superstar in this league," said Tanguay of Iginla. "He's going to be a Hall of Famer. It's been a privilege playing with him. He's a role model. The kids that have grown up in this city the last 15 years, for most of them Jarome Iginla is their idol. It's sad to see it come to this day, but it's the business we're in. I guess there's not much we can do." After Tanguay had a poor season in Tampa Bay, Iginla apparently pushed the Flames to bring back his old teammate. Tanguay rewarded the Flames for their trust in him by scoring 22 goals and 69 points in his first season back. The Flames went on to ink Tanguay to a five-year, $17,500,000 million extension.
Tanguay into another pointless streak | 03/09/2013 5:55 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay's 17 points in 22 games this season may not look so bad, but his inconsistency continues to plague him as an unreliable fantasy performer.
ImpactTanguay has registered points during streaks of seven games, four games and on two other occasions this season. After failing to contribute in Calgary's loss to Anaheim on Friday, Tanguay has no points in his last three.
Alex Tanguay reflects on his early success | 02/28/2013 9:30 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay appreciates what he accomplished in his early years with the Colorado Avalanche more now.
ImpactTanguay was drafted by Colorado in 1998 and made his debut in 1999-2000. "My first year, we lost Game 7 of the conference finals," Tanguay said. "Second year we won the Stanley Cup. My third year we lost Game 7 of the conference finals. I thought `This is it. This is going to come very naturally.' Ever since that, I've never got a sniff. Never really got close to winning it." Tanguay scored the game-winning goal against the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup. He hasn't played for Colorado since 2005-06, but he still cherishes Denver. He'll get a chance to play there on Thursday.
Tanguay scores only goal in OT loss to Wild | 02/27/2013 12:27 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay had Calgary's only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota Tuesday night.
ImpactHe scored with the man advantage in the first period, but the Flames couldn't hold off the Wild in the third. Mike Cammalleri and Jay Bouwmeeser had the assists on Tanguay's sixth goal of the year.
Flames continue to struggle at home | 02/21/2013 6:58 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have won only two of nine games at home this season.
ImpactThe Flames are 2-5-2 at home following the 3-1 loss to Los Angeles on Wednesday, but are 3-2-1 on the road. They currently stand 14th in the Western Conference, ahead of only the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets. "We all feel that we should be performing a whole lot better at home," Tanguay said. "And when it doesn't go our way, maybe we squeeze (our sticks) a little bit too much. Maybe we put too much pressure on ourselves. I don't know ... But whatever has happened, we have to put it in the past."
Flames first line struggles in loss to Yotes | 02/19/2013 7:10 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames first line of Alex Tanguay, Michael Cammalleri and Jarome Iginla struggled in a 4-0 loss to Phoenix Monday.
ImpactThe trio were all minus-two and combined for only two shots on net in the loss. Coach Bob Hartley was not happy with the effort or lack thereof, of his players. "There's no message - the game is over," said Hartley. "Obviously I talked to them. I told them exactly what I just told you." Tanguay has four goals and 12 points in 14 games but his minus-six rating hurts.
Alex Tanguay scores GWG in overtime Thursday | 02/07/2013 11:19 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay potted the game-winning goal in overtime Thursday to give the Flames a 4-3 triumph versus Columbus.
ImpactHis fourth marker of the year came early into the extra session from Jarome Iginla and TJ Brodie. Brodie finished the contest with a pair of helpers and so did winger Jiri Hudler. Roman Cervenka (1), Lee Stempniak (4) and Mikael Backlund (3) also scored for Calgary in the win.
Tanguay finds the back of the net Thursday | 02/01/2013 10:11 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay scored a goal in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Colorado.
ImpactTanguay is on a four-game point streak and now has three goals and five points in five games this season. It wouldn't be surprising to see him reach the 40-point mark this season, provided he can stay healthy.
Alex Tanguay closes in on 500 assist mark | 01/30/2013 9:50 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay is just one assist away from 500.
ImpactTanguay is on pace to become the 126th player in NHL history to achieve that milestone. He's gotten off to a great start this season with two goals and four points in four games.
Alex Tanguay gets Monday off practice | 01/29/2013 7:51 AM
NewsAlex Tanguay missed practice Monday in what coach Bob Hartley described as a maintenance day.
ImpactThe Flames have played four games in the first 10 days of the schedule and have only five in the next 13 days as they start off the first 23 days of the season with the least amount of games. Nevertheless, Tanguay was given the day off and was replaced on the top line by Steve Begin. Hartley said that Tanguay will be good to go on Tuesday.
Alex Tanguay playing a big role for Flames | 01/24/2013 2:35 AM
NewsWhile the Calgary Flames fell short in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, Alex Tanguay owners should feel optimistic.
ImpactA lot of the numbers are promising. He had nearly as much ice time as Jarome Iginla, totaling at 23:26. Tanguay's known more for being a passer, yet he had five shots on goal which resulted in one tally. If he has C/LW eligibility, you could do worse than scooping up Iggy's running mate.
Alex Tanguay shifts to center in practices | 01/16/2013 9:41 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames are experimenting with using Alex Tanguay up the middle.
ImpactThe was some suspicion before training camp began that Tanguay might end up as the team's top center, but nothing has been decided yet. "Trying to get used to a new pace, trying to get used to a new position, I don't think I looked too good out there - I was a little bit out of place," said Tanguay. "I feel fine physically, but I feel that I'm still taking too much time thinking about where I need to be. But I'm looking forward to the next few days of practice and hopefully I can improve."
Flames may use Alex Tanguay at center | 01/08/2013 4:45 PM
NewsAlex Tanguay may line up as a center on opening night for Calgary on the team's top line.
ImpactNeedless to say the Flames are thin up the middle going into this season. Tanguay's playmaking style could help ease the transition if it happens, but it would take some getting used to since he has played his career as a left winger.
|Goals||2||at Buf||Dec 20||2|
|Assists||2||4 times-last:at Fla||last:Jan 15||3|
|Points||3||2 times-last:at Buf||last:Dec 20||3|
|Penalty Minutes||6||vs. LA||Feb 18||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||6 times-last:at Ari||last:Mar 19||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Mar 14||0|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. Dal||Nov 29||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. SJ||Oct 28||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. SJ||Oct 28||1|
|Shots||5||3 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Nov 29||4|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2002-03 (Col)|
|Penalty Minutes||48||2007-08 (Cgy)|
|Power Play Goals||8||2005-06 (Col)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2007-08 (Cgy)|
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