February 23, 2018 | 11:26am ET
FLAMES AGGRESSIVELY SCOURING TRADE MARKET
Brad Treliving, GM
Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving is among the more active General Managers in the NHL lately, and his involvement in the trade market has picked up in the last 24 hours, multiple sources have told TFP.
The Flames are in the market for a top-line winger and have been exploring their options, which include several players with term remaining on their contracts.
Treliving’s challenge, though, is maneuvering the market without a first-round pick or second-round pick in this summer’s NHL Draft. The Flames are believed to have made several prospects available, and could move out a young roster player if the right deal presented itself, but without a top-pick to move, Calgary might not be in the running for some of the top players up for grabs.
Still, the Flames have poked around on the likes of Ottawa Senators winger Mike Hoffman, New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar, and Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw, among others.
The Flames have plenty of salary cap space to work with, so adding a player with a higher price tag does not seem to be a concern for the organization.
As of late Thursday evening, Treliving had been working the phones, though it’s unclear if a deal is imminent. Talks will undoubtedly continue leading up to Monday’s 3pm ET trade deadline.
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