So did he do the right thing, or should they have started a rebuild instead?
From the outside, looking in:
1. The drama associated with Gaudreau and Tkachuk is rapidly dissipating;
2. Markstrom should be extremely motivated after the way the recent playoffs ended for Calgary;
3. The addition of Weegar should make an already very good Flames defense even better;
4. Weegar's presence also opens to possibility that Treliving might improve his group of forwards by trading one of his defensemen;
5. The contract Huberdeau signed suggests to me that the Flames are serious about contending for the Stanley Cup now;
6. Cole Schwindt is a very, very good prospect who will challenge for a spot on the NHL club. He looks like he's going to be a solid NHL player sooner rather than later;
7. Signing Khadri strengthens the Flames depth at centre, and on both special teams, and underscores that win-now approach; and,
8. Lucic will play out his contract and then the Flames have extra cap space to make more positive moves next summer.
It all looks pretty good to me. I think Treliving made off like a bandit, despite the turmoil this summer.