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Let’s talk about clauses restricting player movement

After a fairly disappointing playoff exit – for the second time in as many seasons – many Calgary Flames fans are calling for big changes. Some want wholesale changes, with the core of the team sent away in trades. But given the desire for change, it’s worth thinking about what players can’t be moved easily….

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Don’t expect the Flames to buy anybody out

On Friday at 3 p.m. MT, the National Hockey League’s annual buyout period begins. The period allows the NHL’s 31 general managers to spend their way out of any mistakes they’ve made, so long as ownership is okay with paying guys not to play. Don’t expect the Calgary Flames to buy any players out, though.