We all love to play armchair GM. Don’t even deny it. Whether you’re nerdy enough to write a blog or just nerdy enough to read one, we’re all thinking about the Flames pretty often, and a lot of our mental energy is spent thinking about how to make them better.
That’s what you think about with a rebuilding team, right? “What moves could I make to fix them and make them better for the future?”
Well, now I’m here to beseech you to come here and tell us your ideas. All of them. And if they’re really good – they probably still won’t happen in real life (though if they do, imagine the bragging rights you’ll have) – but you might just win a $50 gift card to Violent Gents, and that’s still good.
Bring on your trade suggestions
We’re a month away from the trade deadline; what would you do if you had Brad Treliving’s phone? Sound off right here, right now, or whenever’s good for you. Or email any of us on staff, or tweet at us or @FlamesNation, or use a carrier pigeon – whatever way you’re comfortable relaying just who you would trade for who.
The Flames are rebuilding, so you’re probably trying to look to acquire picks, prospects, or other young players, right? And there are teams out there gearing up for a playoff run who could use some additional depth. Perhaps a contending team might want Jiri Hudler to beef up their scoring? Or maybe they’re worried about their defensive depth and see Kris Russell is extremely durable and on a manageable cap hit? Maybe there’s a player in a Sven Baertschi-like situation who needs a change of scenery. The only limit is your imagination. (And the salary cap. That too. Watch out for that guy.)
There’s just one catch to all of this: your suggestion has to be realistic. Sorry, but you’re not getting Jonathan Drouin for Ladislav Smid or whatever. Your trades have to actually, conceivably be able to happen in real life; otherwise, where’s the fun? As the trade deadline gets closer, we’ll take our 10 favourites and examine them further – and maybe hope and pray they happen in real life.
And if you submit the best trade suggestion – as voted on by FlamesNation readers – you’ll win free stuff, in the form of a $50 gift card to Violent Gents.
- Comment with your best, most plausible trade suggestions for the Flames.
- We will pick our favourites and feature them as the trade deadline approaches.
- The best trade proposal wins a $50 gift card to Violent Gents.
To your keyboards, armchair GMs! Let’s see what you’ve got.