10. Ales Kotalik, to Calgary from the Rangers – Feb. 2, 2010
Paying a winger $3 million to score 12 goals and 34 points (which is what Kotalik is on pace for) is pretty ridiculous; not to mention he’s staring down a minus-29 if things keep going as they have thus far this season. This one was a real head-scratcher.
6. Christopher Higgins, to Calgary from the NY Rangers – Feb. 2, 2010
The left winger isn’t exactly having a banner season, but he gets a pass because he’s been with the offensively challenged Rangers. Higgins is a three-time 20-goal scorer known also as a penalty-killer. The jury is still out on him, but he’s no stiff.
Ziggy Palfy was named #1.
...man Jokinen has been traded for some bad players if Higgins is #6.