So who’s next to leave?
For a team not rebuilding, the Flames are certainly making a lot of changes.
Since last season ended, the following veterans have been sent packing in various ways: Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik, Steve Staios, Fredrik Modin, Adam Pardy, Daymond Langkow, Raitis Ivanans and Niklas Hagman, who Monday was claimed by the Anaheim Ducks off re-entry waivers.
Matt Stajan has been a healthy scratch the past couple of games and has become a very expensive fourth-line centre, but it may be tough to find someone to take on his US$3.5 million cap hit.
Rene Bourque’s name has been in the trade rumours for several weeks.
It’s hard to guess who will be next, but rest assured GM Jay Feaster is working the phones and will continue to talk to his counterparts at the GM meetings.