Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Herald: Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving mentioned he hasn’t spoken with possession but about his future with the group.
Treliving has two years left on his contract however may very well be a part of the change that’s coming and wanted. If he’s again, there might be adjustments to their core.
For the Seattle Kraken enlargement draft, captain Mark Giordano may very well be uncovered.
Ahead Johnny Gaudreau has a 12 months left on his contract however Treliving wouldn’t say that figuring out a contract extension for him is a prime precedence.
Treliving when requested if the Flames may very well be Stanley Cup contenders with a easy “retool.”
“Effectively, we’ve to make adjustments. The reply is, as we’re presently constructed, no. Now we have to make some adjustments to our workforce. How deep these adjustments will go, we’ll have to find out that. It’s simple to say, ‘Let’s go and blow it up and eliminate everyone and begin afresh.’ I believe there are some actually good items right here. Now we have to discover a technique to proceed so as to add core items to this workforce, however we’ve to search out methods to make it a deeper workforce. It’s one factor to look on paper and say we’ve obtained some depth, which I believed this 12 months, however it has to present itself to provide and make you a deeper workforce.
“The place we alter and the way deep we alter might be going to be one thing we focus on over the course of the following few days.”
Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Herald: It’s attainable that Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano is left unprotected for the enlargement draft and may very well be chosen by the Seattle Kraken. Giordano realizes what may occur however hopes he is ready to stay in Calgary.
“To not get into it an excessive amount of, however I’ve a reasonably good relationship with Tre the place we’ll discuss it, I’m certain, over the following little bit,” he added later. “There are particular conditions the place it’s a must to be an grownup about it and know that there are particular issues that must occur. That’s all I’m actually going to say about it, however I believe Tre and I’ve a adequate relationship the place we’ll have some good conversations, for certain.”
GM Brad Treliving may work out a take care of the Kraken to not choose Giordano if he’s left unprotected. The Kraken may have extra curiosity in Oliver Kylington or Derek Ryan than Giordano in any case.
Daniel Austin of the Calgary Herald: Calgary Flames ahead Johnny Gaudreau is eligible to signal a contract extension this offseason and mentioned that he would like to determine one thing out.
“If (Flames GM Brad Treliving) and the homeowners are pleased with the best way I’ve performed right here the previous six, seven years and it’s one thing we will determine this upcoming summer time, I might love to try this,” Gaudreau mentioned. “I really like town of Calgary. I really like taking part in right here. I don’t assume I’ve ever as soon as mentioned I haven’t wished to be right here.
“The fellows within the locker room are nice in there and I’ve all the time loved my time right here.”
Change is coming to the Flames this offseason and will that embody Gaudreau. There are some who consider Gaudreau needs to return to the East Coast and play for a U.S. workforce. He can be a UFA after subsequent season and so they can’t lose him for nothing. He’s on their “to-do checklist” this offseason.
“I had a superb speak with Johnny in the present day and we’ve an actual good relationship. We’ve talked on a regular basis,” Treliving mentioned. “He’s expressed to me the need to be right here, so we’ll see the place every thing goes. On the finish of the day, it’s obtained to make sense for him, it’s obtained to make sense for us. He’s a terrific participant however definitely, that’s one thing the place we’ll have these discussions because the days or even weeks go by right here.”