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Going From One of The Best To Cup Winners

Created by: DougieGilmour
Initial Creation Date: Aug. 13, 2022
Published: Aug. 13, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Calgary Flames
Team Explanation
I think they are one big forward acquisition away from being able to match up with Colorado and Tampa.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Ruzicka, Adam2$950,000
Trades
1.
CGY
    CHI
    1. Lucic, Milan
    2. 2023 2nd round pick (CGY)
    3. 2024 4th round pick (CGY)
    2.
    CGY
    1. Ehlers, Nikolaj
    2. Harkins, Jansen
    WPG
    1. Dubé, Dillon
    2. Välimäki, Juuso
    3. Zary, Connor
    4. 2023 1st round pick (CGY)
    5. 2024 3rd round pick (CGY)
    3.
    CGY
    1. 2023 3rd round pick (PIT)
    LAK
    1. Mackey, Connor
    4.
    CGY
    1. Daccord, Joey
    SEA
    1. 2024 6th round pick (CGY)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2023
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    2024
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    2025
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    Logo of the FLA
    Logo of the CGY
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    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$82,500,000$80,138,333$0$200,000$2,361,667
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
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    Huberdeau, Jonathan
    $5,900,000
    LW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
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    Lindholm, Elias
    $4,850,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 2
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    Ehlers, Nikolaj
    $6,000,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
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    Mangiapane, Andrew
    $5,800,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 3
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    Backlund, Mikael
    $5,350,000
    C
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Toffoli, Tyler
    $4,250,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 2
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    Pelletier, Jakob
    $863,333
    LW
    RFA - 2
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    Monahan, Sean
    $6,375,000
    C
    NTC
    UFA - 1
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    Coleman, Blake
    $4,900,000
    LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 5
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    Harkins, Jansen
    $850,000
    LW, C
    UFA - 2
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    Rooney, Kevin
    $1,300,000
    LW, C, RW
    UFA - 2
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    Lewis, Trevor
    $800,000
    RW
    UFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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    Hanifin, Noah
    $4,950,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Andersson, Rasmus
    $4,550,000
    RD
    UFA - 4
    Logo of the CGY
    Markström, Jacob
    $6,000,000
    G
    NMC
    UFA - 4
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    Kylington, Oliver
    $2,500,000
    LD/RD
    UFA - 2
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    Weegar, MacKenzie
    $3,250,000
    LD/RD
    UFA - 1
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    Vladar, Daniel
    $750,000
    G
    RFA - 1
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    Zadorov, Nikita
    $3,750,000
    LD/RD
    UFA - 2
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    Tanev, Christopher
    $4,500,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    Logo of the SEA
    Daccord, Joey
    $750,000
    G
    RFA - 1
    Logo of the CGY
    Ruzicka, Adam
    $950,000
    C, RW
    RFA - 2
    Logo of the CGY
    Meloche, Nicolas
    $950,000
    RD
    RFA - 1

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    Aug. 13 at 9:57 a.m.
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    Leafs suck
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    While it’s probably good value wise, I don’t think the jets are looking to trade ehlers at all right now
    Aug. 13 at 9:59 a.m.
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    Quoting: mauston_atthews
    While it’s probably good value wise, I don’t think the jets are looking to trade ehlers at all right now


    By the deadline reality will hit them. The Jets have this crazy idea that they don’t suck. By then when they’re well out of contention they’ll be selling
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    Aug. 13 at 10:06 a.m.
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    Jets Decline
    Jets aren’t trading Ehlers, so that alone ends this
    Value wise it sucks.. WPG needs RW and RD, but will for some unrealistic reason settle for LW and LD
    Aug. 13 at 10:08 a.m.
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    Chevy should tell his old buddy Brad to pound sand all the way back to Brandon with that trade.
    Aug. 13 at 10:16 a.m.
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    Quoting: BatVader
    Jets Decline
    Jets aren’t trading Ehlers, so that alone ends this
    Value wise it sucks.. WPG needs RW and RD, but will for some unrealistic reason settle for LW and LD


    You are about to learn how not good the Jets are.
    Aug. 13 at 10:17 a.m.
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    Quoting: MisstheWhalers
    Chevy should tell his old buddy Brad to pound sand all the way back to Brandon with that trade.


    The Jets will be out of the playoff race by January. I’ve never see a GM and fan base believe in a crappy team this much
    Aug. 13 at 10:17 a.m.
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    So you are really just looking to repeat as close to last years team but with a better dcore? Yeah, I hope you’re ready for more of the same results from last year as well.
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    Aug. 13 at 10:22 a.m.
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    Quoting: DougieGilmour
    The Jets will be out of the playoff race by January. I’ve never see a GM and fan base believe in a crappy team this much


    While I think the Jets aren't very good I really don't see what makes your Flames any better than the Jets other then the Flames defense being better, you really need a big rebound from Monahan for things to work out.
    Aug. 13 at 10:39 a.m.
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    Quoting: MisstheWhalers
    While I think the Jets aren't very good I really don't see what makes your Flames any better than the Jets other then the Flames defense being better, you really need a big rebound from Monahan for things to work out.


    The Flames are one of the top 5 teams in the league right now without a trade like the one above. The Jets aren’t in the top 20. The Flames are my second team. I’m a Leafs fan and yes the flames are better than the Leafs
    Aug. 13 at 10:45 a.m.
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    Quoting: DougieGilmour
    You are about to learn how not good the Jets are.


    I love leaf fans who try to troll other teams… lol
    Get out of the 1st round and maybe you’ll have an argument.
    Talking about not good teams, yet with all your teams “talent” they’re still playing golf when the 2nd round starts
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    Aug. 13 at 11:08 a.m.
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    MisstheWhalers
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    Quoting: DougieGilmour
    The Flames are one of the top 5 teams in the league right now without a trade like the one above. The Jets aren’t in the top 20. The Flames are my second team. I’m a Leafs fan and yes the flames are better than the Leafs


    No, without this trade they're really not a top 5 team in the league. Sure Huberdeau replaces Gaudreau and their defense is better but they're still missing a 100 point player and guys like Tanev and Backlund are a year older, might be a stretch to call the Flames a top 10 team to be honest.
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    Aug. 13 at 12:22 p.m.
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    I think the Flames need a top 6 centre over anything si they can keep Backlund on the 3rd line where he will excel.
    Aug. 13 at 3:32 p.m.
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    Quoting: MisstheWhalers
    No, without this trade they're really not a top 5 team in the league. Sure Huberdeau replaces Gaudreau and their defense is better but they're still missing a 100 point player and guys like Tanev and Backlund are a year older, might be a stretch to call the Flames a top 10 team to be honest.


    That’s laughable
    Aug. 13 at 3:38 p.m.
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    MisstheWhalers
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    Quoting: DougieGilmour
    That’s laughable


    No, thinking they're a top 5 team as is is laughable.
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    Aug. 13 at 5:27 p.m.
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    Quoting: MisstheWhalers
    No, thinking they're a top 5 team as is is laughable.


    Ok I’ll play:

    1 Colorado
    2 Tampa
    3 NYR
    4 Carolina
    And????

    If you say Oilers that’s the obvious answer most would agree with although I don’t see them as any better. No one else is close to better than the Flames. The Leafs aren’t, the Panthers aren’t, and no one else is west is even remotely close.
    Aug. 13 at 6:21 p.m.
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    Quoting: BatVader
    I love leaf fans who try to troll other teams… lol
    Get out of the 1st round and maybe you’ll have an argument.
    Talking about not good teams, yet with all your teams “talent” they’re still playing golf when the 2nd round starts


    I have zero problem with the Jets. I’m simply laughing at how people here overvalue their players as you and some other Jets fans do with Ehlers
    Aug. 15 at 7:46 p.m.
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    MisstheWhalers
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    Quoting: DougieGilmour
    Ok I’ll play:

    1 Colorado
    2 Tampa
    3 NYR
    4 Carolina
    And????

    If you say Oilers that’s the obvious answer most would agree with although I don’t see them as any better. No one else is close to better than the Flames. The Leafs aren’t, the Panthers aren’t, and no one else is west is even remotely close.


    Bruins, Islanders and Penguins are all better than Calgary.
    I won't be surprised if Edmonton and Toronto have better seasons than Calgary does, if Vegas can stay healthy and their goaltending holds up they're just as good if not better than Calgary is.

    Without this trade Coleman is a top 6 winger, he's really more of a 3rd liner, a good one but not a permanent top six guy.

    I like Backlund, had a great playoffs but is he still a 2C, his numbers were more in line with that of a good 3C.

    There's a lot of unknown around Monahan, the guy had like 10 even strength points last season, who knows what he'll be this upcoming season coming off of surgery, Ruzicka might be ready for a 3C role if Monahan can't go but maybe not, it'll be his first full season.

    Pelletier had a great season in the A but he hasn't played an NHL game yet, might need some time to transition to the NHL.

    Solid defense and goaltending but too many question marks at forward for Calgary to be considered a top 5 team.
     
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