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NHL Rumors: What are the Greatest Priorities for the Calgary Flames this Offseason?



Calgary Solar: Rob Wong speaking with Wes Gilbertson and Danny Austin on what are the largest priorities for Craig Conroy and the Calgary Flames this offseason.

** NHLRumors.com transcription

Wong: “So after all, Rome was not in-built a day Wes, however Craig Conroy did transfer out the vast majority of his pending UFAs in trades in the course of the season. So there’s rather less work to do on that and, however if you take a look at the offseason to-do lists, what do you assume his greatest priorities are?”

Gilbertson: “Effectively, the obvious one and simply to find out the long run for beginning goaltender Jacob Markstrom. Are you going to maintain him? Are you going to make them obtainable on the commerce market? Does he need to be again? You already know that that’s a query that I’m positive was mentioned in his exit interview. One thing he understandably wasn’t prepared to rehash in, within the media.

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So you recognize, Markstrom’s future is primary, Oliver Kylington is the massive title on a reasonably brief record of UFA’s. After which, you recognize, type of past these two apparent ones.

I feel the offseason precedence for the Flames is simply to type of keep the course on this, you recognize, they lastly went down this path that they’re going to go youthful. That they’re going to retool or rebuild or no matter you need to name it.

I feel one of many priorities, at the least the way in which I see it for Craig Conroy is, you recognize, don’t, don’t veer off that instantly. You already know, don’t get tempted by a free agent who actually likes how a lot cap area you will have obtainable. Simply follow the plan right here.”

Austin: “Yeah, so I might say earlier than I say mine, Wes’s are additionally mine. I like agree with every thing he mentioned. So these are the priorities. I’m not making an attempt to make a counter argument right here.

However like I’ll say that I feel a little bit peace and quiet would go a good distance round Calgary and across the Scotiabank Saddledome. You already know, perhaps it’s been since 2022, however I feel you’ll be able to go additional again with Mark Giordano and the Growth Draft and, and every thing that occurred there. It’s simply type of felt like there’s been an extended exodus of gamers but additionally only one factor after one other. This workforce had gone via a number of coaches.

I simply assume the steadiness is, goes to be good and I feel it is extremely vital to go together with that stability that you just do not need your 2025 UFAs unsigned. You don’t need these identical questions lingering over the workforce and the group. It takes its toll. It was not simple on the participant or the teaching workers or frankly the media to all the time have this stuff going.

However I do exactly assume that Craig Conroy, what he’s carried out is he moved the fellows he needed to transfer. However we don’t, we haven’t completely seen what he needs to construct and what he needs to do. He had his hand pressured. Now we get to see him put his imprint on this workforce. I feel he’s carried out a terrific job thus far.

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However perhaps simply no, no drama as Mary J. Blige used to say, depart it on the door. That’s all that, that I feel can be actually good for this group proper now.”

Wong: “Yeah, good level there. It’s been fairly a rocky final short time for the Flames. We’ll see what the offseason brings.”



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