Aug. 1, 2020
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>YourWinnipegJets</b></div><div>Yes it does lol. The flames second line centre as of right now is Backlund, that’s not good enough.</div></div>
Scheifele is a 1C, Calgary already has that in Lindholm. While Backlund isn't the greatest player of all time, he is quite effective, especially on a line with Mangiapane and Toffoli. He works as a 2C for the Flames. Plus Calgary shouldn't be adding cap when we have to extend several key players this offseason (Gaudreau, Tkachuk, Mangiapane & Kylington).
While Winnipeg does have a surplus of centres and with the emergence of Dubois as a 1C and Perfetti in the system, I wouldn't be surprised if Scheifele was moved this offseason for a large package, especially after the Jets' disappointing season. However it wouldn't be to Calgary. The Flames don't have the cap for Scheifele, and with their loaded forward core, they don't really have a need for him either.