The Calgary Sun’s Randy Sportak reports the Calgary Flames have dealt Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for David Jones and Shane O’Brien.

Alex Tanguay returning to Avalanche in four-player deal.

Alex Tanguay returning to Avalanche in four-player deal.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE:  Big move by both clubs giving up players who no longer fit in their respective organizations. Tanguay returns to where his NHL career began and where he won his only Stanley Cup. He has three years remaining on his contract at $3.5 million per season. Sarich has one season remaining on his current contract worth $2 million.

 Jones has three years at $4 million per left on his contract, while O’Brien has two more years at $2 million per on his.

What’s more notable, however, is the Avalanche are getting older with his move. Tanguay will turn 34 next season, while Sarich turns 35 in August, while Jones is 28 and O’Brien 29.  Overall, I think this deal could favor the Flames in the long run.