Sounded by tkachuk that the bridge deal negotiation 3yrs ago left a sour taste and sealed his fate. Is this a warning to Tre with mangipane and other RFAs going forward?
— Derek (@KohutD) July 31, 2022
Based on statistics, what is our ideal Defence lines looking like?
— Ryan Gee (@redricardo) July 31, 2022
- MacKenzie Weegar and Chris Tanev are the tough minutes pairing and start often in the defensive zone, ideally. These guys can shut down good opposition lines, and can move the puck out of their zone well. (They are to the defensive group what Mikael Backlund’s line is to the forward group.)
- Next up are Noah Hanifin and Rasmus Andersson, who get slightly easier minutes.
- Finally, Nikita Zadorov and Oliver Kylington are the “easy” minutes pairing, getting targeted deployments against third and fourth lines and attempted starts in the offensive zone. This gives the Flames a chance to use Zadorov’s booming shot and Kylington’s puck movement in the offensive zone as often as they can muster it.
What are realistic long term comps (not overpays) for contracts for Huby and Weegs.
— Art Vandalay (@VandalayCEO) July 31, 2022
Our friends at Evolving Hockey project Weegar’s next deal as five years with a $7.227 million cap hit, with Huberdeau at eight years with a $11.91 million cap hit.
Looks like the only big hole on the roster is at RW and we have too many D. Any trade ideas?
— James (@eastonclintwood) July 31, 2022
And if he does land Kadri or someone else, will it be Lucic, Mony or both gone?
— The Anvil (@Michael28011649) July 31, 2022
There’s been buzz surrounding interest in Lucic at different times this summer, and I don’t believe Calgary would have to “sweeten” a move involving him. Monahan, on the other hand, is a tougher contract to move and the Flames would almost certainly have to include an asset to facilitate a trade.
Who do u think will be team captain now
— Kyle Rutherford (@KyleRut35687140) July 31, 2022
Why on *earth* did we let Gudbranson go?
— Paul Doherty (@PGAlberta) July 31, 2022
How much time/effort can the Flames spend on re-signing Huberdeau/Weegar before they have to start planning to flip them?
— kingcambie (@kingcambie) July 31, 2022