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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KingofRnR</b></div><div>We need to ice the best team and see what some of our young guys have to offer before making a Trade imo. Rooney needs to be Traded or Waived to make space for them to do so.

Connor Mackey potentially as well. I feel like they’re worried he will get picked up off waivers so just have him stick on the roster but he needs playing time. I don’t buy in to too much of that age stuff when it comes to Defensemen. They usually take longer to develop and Mackey went the college route, so he didn’t turn professional until a couple years ago.

I don’t believe Tanev is 100% Healthy, so I just want to see him have better support and less ice time, so he doesn’t really injure himself. Could go 13 Forwards + 7 D-Men and have Mackey in the game too, but I’d really like to see Stone come back or what Meloche has to offer

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy we’re getting okay results, but there’s always room for improvement and I’d eventually like to becoming dominant as a Team</div></div>

With Kevin Rooney, it might not be Hockey Ops decision, it might be an ownership thing. When the Flames had Brandon Bollig there was a similar conversation. Flames ownership didn't want to pay him north of 1m to play AHL hockey. They valued him which is why they signed him on the first day of free agency.

The Flames will be fine. There are no easy games in the NHL, but the Flames still haven't seen any of the bottom 8-10 teams in the league. They've played a lot of really good hockey teams.