Report: Dennis Wideman Signs Five-Year Deal With Flames Worth $26.25 Million

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Dennis Wideman celebrates a goal for the Bruins in 2010.   (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dennis Wideman celebrates a goal for the Bruins in 2010. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) — How much is Dennis Wideman worth? The answer, if you’re in Boston, likely involves curse words but ultimately translates to “not very much.” The answer in Calgary, though, is a lot different.

According to TSN, the Flames traded a defenseman and a draft pick to acquire Wideman on Wednesday, then immediately signed him to a five-year contract worth $26.25 million, which carries a $5.25 cap hit each season.

Wideman showed tremendous promise in his first two full seasons in Boston, when he recorded 36 points in 2007-08 and 50 points the following year, posting a plus-43 rating in those 160 games. He took a major step backward in 2009-10, though, finishing with just 30 points and a minus-14 rating.

The Bruins traded him to Florida, netting them Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell.

Last year with Washington, Wideman posted 11-35-46 totals and a minus-8 rating in 82 games before posting 0-3-3 totals and a minus-7 rating in 14 postseason games.

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