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*And no, the Flames aren’t shopping Dougie Hamilton.
Rumours, of course, started to swirl when Treliving was spotted at the Leafs game in Toronto against the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
Given Hamilton’s relationship to the Toronto area (he played junior in Niagara and grew up in Toronto) coupled with his rocky start to the 2016-17 season, the Maple Leafs’ rumoured interest in the top-four blueliner, and the fact the Flames were set to square off with the Leafs on Wednesday, the dots started connecting.
On goaltenders, Treliving confirms neither Hiller nor Backstrom will be back. Says they need to “solidify” position next season. #Flames
— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) April 11, 2016
Here are some of the candidates they’ll be looking at:
Is it big enough to transport Reimer’s home in Toronto to Calgary?
After all, this is one of the destinations Reimer could very well be eyeing up this summer when he decides where to sign as an unrestricted free agent.
Flames president Brian Burke joins James Duthie to discuss the interest in Kris Russell and when they may address their goaltender situation.
Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving: He wants badly to be active and is willing to accept he hasn’t got a playoff team this spring. Teams are calling about veteran forward Jiri Hudler, who is an unrestricted free agent, along with defenceman Kris Russell. There was talk the Flames were going to re-sign Russell but the word is the two sides aren’t close to a deal but he could fetch north of $5 million on the open market and Calgary may not pay that out. Some wonder if Treliving will be able to get a goalie at this deadline.
The San Jose Sharks are looking for a backup goaltender, according to Friedman. The Calgary Flames may also be in the market for help between the pipes as a replacement for Karri Ramo, who was lost for the remainder of the regular season earlier this week. They can cross at least one name off their wishlist.
With 13 games on the docket before deadline day, the Flames GM is likely waiting for a hint from his inconsistent squad, and, in the meantime, hoping that his slate of soon-to-be unrestricted free agents — the most obvious trade chips — can boost their sagging stock over the next month.
And TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie added that one player who could be moved on the rental market is Jiri Hudler. McKenzie said that despite the Calgary Flames’ forward having an off-year, he could still be enticing to teams looking to make a playoff push.
This week, it’s Dennis Wideman and Kris Russell.
But when you’re a team that’s started the 2015-16 National Hockey League season as badly as the Calgary Flames have, trade rumours start to fly and speculation of shake-up moves begin.
As Calgary continues to struggle, GM Brad Treliving holds some sway over the defensive market. There are blueliners available, but few that are overly appetizing. Dennis Wideman’s played very well for them, one of the few who’s been above water during this ugly start.
On the possibility of a blockbuster trade between the Flames and Lightning involving Steven Stamkos:
“Well, listen. Certainly Treliving, I think, has been on the phone to a lot of teams, from what I can gather. But I have no evidence to suggest that Brad Treliving and Steve Yzerman have spoken, sadly. I know we wish that was true.
Flames calling around NHL trying to unload Dennis Wideman. But two years, $11 million left on contract makes him tough to move at 32
— Adrian Dater (@adater) October 27, 2015