There were a lot of expectations when Alex Tanguay
arrived in Montreal before the 2008-09 season.
The Flames traded Tanguay to the Canadiens in a draft-day deal in exchange for a first- and second-round pick after a disappointing pair of season in Calgary.
Things were going well for him with the Canadiens as he posted 16 goals and 25 assists in 50 games. But a separated shoulder cost him two months, and the Canadiens chose not to re-sign him after the season.
After spending one season with the Tampa Bay Lightning
, Tanguay rejoined the Flames this summer. But there's no extra incentive or added emotion facing the team that let him walk two seasons ago.
"It's been a couple years," Tanguay said. "I don't think there's too many guys who are there since I was there. To me, it's not going to be any different than any other game."
Sunday's game will be a rare chance for the Quebec native to play in the great outdoors.
"I never really played outside," Tanguay said. "We had covered ice in a dome. It was natural ice underneath the dome, but I didn't have to deal with the elements."