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NHL Rumors: Calgary Flames, Utah, and Quick-Time period with Excessive AAVs

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The Calgary Flames have some cash they will spend … Defensemen going short-term with increased AAV?

Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman on the Jeff Marek Present speaking in regards to the Calgary Flames and the way they could be prepared to go the next AAV for a shorter time period. Utah might be considering the identical.

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Marek: “One of many one of many sidebars right here, not likely a sidebar as a result of it’s form of entrance and heart for Calgary Flames followers and for Craig Conroy is, they’ve a whole lot of cap house now.

You recognize I used to be on with George Rusic this morning in Calgary and one of many conversations we had was, like in case you’re Craig Conroy right here, the groups going by way of a rebuild. You have got a whole lot of cap house, room, to room to maneuver right here.

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Do you simply go mercenary and switch into the group that’ll take unhealthy contracts and alternate for prospects and picks? Like what do you do now with all of this cash?”

Friedman: “Properly, I believe the, one of many issues that I’ve heard in Calgary is form of indicated is in the case of free company, they’re gonna attempt to be very cautious about time period.”

Marek: “Yeah.”

Friedman: “Now what you are able to do, like I’ve heard that a few of these, so somebody advised me a pair days in the past that a few of these UFA D on the market are getting like (Dmitry) Orlov provides.

Such as you’ll bear in mind, sure, like Orlov, properly, I suppose technically, legally, I’m not presupposed to admit that however I heard that it’s form of on the market. Orlov, Orlov for Carolina”

Marek: “That is tampering you communicate of.”

Friedman: “Yeah. Two occasions $7.5 (million).”

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Marek: “Yeah.”

Friedman: “And I’ve heard that that’s been on the market for a number of of those UFA guys.

Now I’m not saying Calgary is the one doing that. Trigger I don’t know. However, However I do suppose that Calgary is it like, ‘we’re not loopy about time period however we could up the AAV a bit as somebody if that may get us some gamers.”

Marek: “That’s Utah. That’s, that’s precisely Utah, Elliotte.  That’s precisely Utah.”

Friedman: “Are you accusing Utah of tampering?”

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Marek: “I’m … Are you admitting to tampering exists within the NHL. Playing right here at Casablanca? What?”

No, however that looks like that’s the MO for me. Pay attention, I had Invoice Armstrong on this system final week, and I mentioned ‘Is it, is it, is it truthful …”

Friedman: “and he advised you they have been tampering?”

Marek: “No, he didn’t say they’re tampering. However I mentioned pay attention. You’re attempting to get me in hassle.

However what I mentioned was, is it protected to say that you simply’re on the lookout for veteran gamers on short-term offers till you’re (Logan) Cooley’s and (Dylan) Guenther’s are prepared. He mentioned yeah, that’s precisely what we’re on the lookout for.”

Friedman: “Yeah, I believe there’s a few groups which can be doing that and, I’ve heard that in regards to the Flames. :ike they’re prepared to, they’re prepared to do some issues on the market on free company, however I heard they like to not do loopy time period, and so they’re prepared to do excessive AAV for a little bit of shorter time period.”


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