February 20, 2018 | 5:57pm ET
FLAMES STILL IN MARKET FOR SCORING WINGER
Brad Treliving, GM
The Calgary Flames would like to add an offensive-minded right wing to their roster by the Feb. 26 trade deadline and GM Brad Treliving appears to be weighing his options.
The Flames do not have a first-round or second-round draft pick in this summer’s draft o deal, which makes their pursuit of a scoring winger that much more difficult.
It’s believed the Flames are among the teams interested in New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw, and Rangers pending unrestricted free agent winger Michael Grabner.
It has been widely reported that the Flames are willing to part with some of their better prospects for help up front, in lieu of high draft picks, but it’s unclear if they’ve made any major traction in trade negotiations.
The Canadiens and Flames have been scouted each other often this month, furthering speculation the two teams may be working on a deal.
Shaw, 26 has four-years left on his contract beyond this season, but does not have any no-trade protection.
Treliving has plenty of salary cap space to work with, so adding a player with a hefty salary is not a major concern for the Flames. Ultimately, adding a top right winger will come down to what type of package Calgary is willing to put together.