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Revisiting the positional needs of the Calgary Flames

Created by: sensonfire
Initial Creation Date: Apr 21, 2021
Published: Apr 21 at 8:29
Team: 2021-22 Calgary Flames
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Heineman, Emil3$900,833
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Dubé, Dillon3$2,600,000
Välimäki, Juuso1$1,300,000
Kylington, Oliver1$800,000
Zagidulin, Artyom1$750,000
Simon, Dominik1$750,000
Parsons, Tyler1$750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Hakanpää, Jani1$1,250,000
Ritchie, Brett1$1,000,000
Reimer, James3$3,100,000
Sutter, Brandon1$1,000,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Guenther, Dylan3$925,000
Trades
CGY
    Preferably, Flames should try re-signing Gaudreau before his modified-NTC kicks in.

    A contract offer similar to what James Van Riemsdyk got with the Flyers could convince him to stay in Calgary.

    That means Gaudreau will likely have to be offered 7 million x 5.
    OTT
      If not, he's traded to any team that would overpay for a top 6 LW because they desperately need to stay in contention.

      Many teams have done it before and it will happen again.
      CGY
        This is the Calgary Flames player I believe Seattle will take in expansion.
        ANA
        1. Giordano, Mark
        CGY
          Here are the most pressing positional needs Calgary should address at the right opportunity. #1 is most important while #3 is least important.

          1. A 1st line or 2nd line RW that shoots right and is either a power forward or can score goals in bunches.

          2. A mobile, shifty and fast-skating LW that shoots left, has an offensive flair in his game and can play with pace. He needs to be able to put up points and play on the 1st or 2nd line. This need will become more important if Johnny Gaudreau is going to sign with another team or be traded next year.

          3. A top 4 LD that shoots left and has the potential to be a team leader. This need will become more important if Mark Giordano is going to be taken by Seattle.
          VAN
            This is the first group of players Calgary needs to consider with their 1st round pick if any of them are available:

            1. Dylan Guenther (RW) Edmonton Oil Kings

            2. Fabian Lysell (LW/RW) Lulea

            3. William Eklund (LW) Djurgardens

            4. Luke Hughes (LD) University of Michigan

            5. Owen Power (LD) University of Michigan

            6. Simon Edvinsson (LD) Frolunda

            This is the second group of players Calgary needs to consider with their 1st round pick if any of them are available:

            1. Simon Robertsson (RW) Skellefteå

            2. Oskar Olausson (LW/RW) HV71

            3. Matthew Samoskevich (RW) Chicago Steel

            4. Matthew Coronato (LW) Chicago Steel

            5. Chaz Lucius (Centre/Winger who shoots right) USNTDP

            6. Xavier Bourgault (Centre/Winger who shoots right) Shawinigan

            If most of these players are still available when it's Calgary's turn to pick, then the Flames should trade down.
            Buyouts
            • Troy Brouwer: $1,500,000
            DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
            2021
            CGY
            CGY
            CGY
            EDM
            CGY
            CGY
            CGY
            2022
            CGY
            CGY
            FLA
            CGY
            TOR
            CGY
            CGY
            CGY
            2023
            CGY
            CGY
            CGY
            CGY
            CGY
            CGY
            CGY
            ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
            20$81,500,000$72,194,167$0$0$9,305,833
            Left WingCenterRight Wing
            CGY
            Tkachuk, Matthew
            $7,000,000
            LW, RW
            RFA - 1
            CGY
            Lindholm, Elias
            $4,850,000
            RW, C
            UFA - 3
            CGY
            Dubé, Dillon
            $2,600,000
            RW, LW
            RFA
            CGY
            Gaudreau, Johnny
            $6,750,000
            LW
            NTC
            UFA - 1
            CGY
            Monahan, Sean
            $6,375,000
            C
            NTC
            UFA - 2
            Sutter, Brandon
            $1,000,000
            RW, C
            UFA
            CGY
            Mangiapane, Andrew
            $2,425,000
            LW, RW
            RFA - 1
            CGY
            Backlund, Mikael
            $5,350,000
            C
            NTC
            UFA - 3
            CGY
            Ritchie, Brett
            $1,000,000
            RW
            UFA
            CGY
            Lucic, Milan
            $5,250,000
            LW
            NMC NTC
            UFA - 2
            CGY
            Pelletier, Jakob
            $894,167
            C
            RFA - 2
            CGY
            Simon, Dominik
            $750,000
            RW, LW
            RFA
            Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
            CGY
            Hanifin, Noah
            $4,950,000
            LD
            UFA - 3
            CGY
            Andersson, Rasmus
            $4,550,000
            RD
            UFA - 5
            CGY
            Markström, Jacob
            $6,000,000
            G
            NMC
            UFA - 5
            CGY
            Välimäki, Juuso
            $1,300,000
            LD
            RFA
            CGY
            Tanev, Christopher
            $4,500,000
            RD
            NTC
            UFA - 3
            Reimer, James
            $3,100,000
            G
            UFA
            CGY
            Kylington, Oliver
            $800,000
            LD
            RFA
            Hakanpää, Jani
            $1,250,000
            RD
            UFA
            Taxi Squad
            Guenther, Dylan
            $925,000 ($0)
            CGY
            Zary, Connor
            $925,000 ($0)
            C
            RFA - 2
            CGY
            Heineman, Emil
            $900,833 ($0)
            LW
            RFA
            CGY
            Kuznetsov, Yan
            $900,833 ($0)
            LD
            RFA - 2
            CGY
            Ruzicka, Adam
            $801,666 ($0)
            C, RW
            RFA - 1
            CGY
            Zagidulin, Artyom
            $750,000 ($0)
            G
            RFA

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            Apr 21 at 8:48
            #1
            MisstheWhalers
            Joined: Jan 2019
            Posts: 13,740
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            This team needs big changes, time to move on from Gaudreau, some others probably need to go too.
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            Apr 22 at 8:27
            #2
            jcambers
            Joined: May 2016
            Posts: 377
            Likes: 50
            Quoting: MisstheWhalers
            This team needs big changes, time to move on from Gaudreau, some others probably need to go too.


            +1
            It's time to move one from Gaudreau because it's obvious he's moved on from CGY; his dad even works for the PHI organization now; the stars are aligning. CGY might as well get something from him. Sean Monahan is no longer the #1C we thought he was; time to try an upgrade.
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