Flames News & Rumors: Tkachuk, Tarasenko, Monahan & More


On this version of Calgary Flames Information & Rumors, we’ll take a look at the supposed rumblings that Matthew Tkachuk desires out of city. One former NHL defenceman urged Tkachuk may very well be moved to the St. Louis Blues in alternate for Vladimir Tarasenko. That isn’t the one commerce hearsay circulating concerning the Flames. TSN’s Darren Dreger mentioned he believes Sean Monahan could also be on his manner out this summer time and was almost traded final offseason. Final however not least, we’ll take a look at Mark Giordano’s future the membership because the Seattle enlargement draft will get nearer by the day.

Tkachuk Rumours Flow into

Tkachuk’s identify started circulating after The Athletic’s Jeremy Rutherford urged he could wish to play for the Blues sooner or later. The rumours escalated when former NHL defenceman Shane O’Brien went on Steve Kouleas’ podcast and urged the Flames could attempt to transfer Tkachuk for Tarasenko.

Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

O’Brien later clarified on Twitter that it will be extra than simply Tarasenko coming again to Calgary, not only a one-for-one swap. Since O’Brien’s feedback, together with that Tkachuk might want out, there was loads of chatter about the place the 23-year-old would possibly find yourself. In the meantime, the Flames have said that these claims are unfaithful and that they don’t have any intention of transferring Tkachuk, which Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman believes to be correct.

Monahan on the Transfer?

One other Flame who has been the topic of latest commerce rumours is Monahan, who’s coming off of a really disappointing 2020-21 marketing campaign through which he scored 10 objectives and 28 factors in 50 video games. To be honest, he was taking part in injured for an excellent chunk of the season and not too long ago had hip surgical procedure to restore the harm, but it surely sounds just like the Flames could also be prepared to maneuver on from the 26-year-old regardless.

Sean Monahan Calgary Flames
Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

On The Instigators podcast, Dreger not too long ago mentioned he believes that if one core participant from the Flames goes to be moved, will probably be Monahan. Dreger additionally talked about that the Flames almost traded Monahan final offseason for former Columbus Blue Jacket Josh Anderson.

Contemplating how weak the Blue Jackets are at heart, it’s shocking that they selected to deal Anderson to the Montreal Canadiens for Max Domi. This may very well be as a result of Monahan’s worth dropped after his 2019-20 season when he scored 22 objectives and 48 factors in 70 video games. If that’s the case, it’s important to marvel what kind of return he may fetch now, on condition that he has had two off seasons in a row.

Robust Choices Forward on Giordano

The Seattle Kraken enlargement draft is lower than a month away, and the chatter is choosing up about what the Flames will do with their captain. By nearly all accounts, they may use the 7-3-1 safety format, which means they will defend three defencemen. Whereas they actually don’t wish to lose the veteran blueliner, they’ve extra beneficial belongings to guard in Noah Hanifin, Chris Tanev, and Rasmus Andersson.

After all, exposing Giordano doesn’t assure he will likely be chosen, however given the actual fact he has one season left on his contract and that he’s nonetheless a really stable participant, it appears seemingly. That’s what makes this so tough. All 949 video games of his NHL profession have been in a Flames uniform, and he’s been their captain for the previous eight seasons.

Mark Giordano Calgary Flames
Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

One possibility, which we noticed many groups do in the course of the Vegas Golden Knights enlargement draft, is for the Flames to supply the Kraken some compensation to make sure they don’t choose Giordano. Nonetheless, that’s additionally difficult since Calgary received’t wish to surrender a ton of worth for a participant who will likely be 38 by the point the 2021-22 season begins. We’ll keep watch over this storyline as we inch nearer and nearer to the July 21 draft date.


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