Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman made his weekly appearance on Sportsnet 960’s The Fan’s afternoon show, where he chatted with Ryan Pinder and Will Nault about all the news post-draft. One tidbit he dropped related to the Calgary Flames and a potential trade for Michael Frolik in the very near future.
I think there are a couple of teams interested in Frolik. I do think that’s a possibility. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t be hugely surprised if it happened before July 1 with him. I think it comes down to a deal that you guys have to like, but I had some teams tell me that Frolik’s name was out there and they heard of nibbles. There’s something, but we’ll see if it goes anywhere.
Pinder asked if he had heard anything on TJ Brodie and Friedman noted not much – but also noted that it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no trade talk, just none that’s gotten back to him.
Per Friedman, the reported return for Frolik would the draft picks, but “nothing too high.” In other words, the intended cap relief for Frolik’s $4.3 million AAV could be a consequence of such a move.
The Flames didn’t make any major moves at the draft, though arguably that was a result of the 2019-20 cap number not being available until Saturday afternoon. With this year’s draft in the rear-view and general managers prepping for free agency, the expectation is the flurry of moves expected on draft weekend will instead of spread out over the next eight-to-10 days.