February 7, 2018 | 10:59am ET
FLAMES LOOKING FOR SCORING WINGER
Brad Treliving, GM
The Calgary Flames are scouring the NHL trade market in search of an offensive winger and could make a move for one prior to the Feb. 26 trade deadline.
During Tuesday night’s “Insider Trading” segment on TSN, Pierre LeBrun reported the Flames are looking for a scoring winger, and their preference appears to be for a player with term left on his deal.
LeBrun added the Flames might be willing to part with top goaltending prospect Jon Gillies for a winger signed beyond this season.
The Flames have been linked to Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty and Ottawa Senators sniper Mike Hoffman, both of whom have term left on their deals, as well as New York Rangers winger Michael Grabner, who is in the final year of his contract.
It’s unclear who else the Flames are eyeing, at this point, but GM Brad Treliving will need to be creative in how he approaches the trade deadline, as he does not have a first-round pick or a second-round draft pick in this June’s NHL Draft to move, as both of those assets were shipped to the New York Islanders last summer for blueliner Travis Hamonic.