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Flames Daily: Jarnkrok, other NHL trade chips fall ahead of deadline



The Calgary Flames double dipped on the positivity on Wednesday, diving back into the NHL trade market for Calle Jarnkrok, and beating the New Jersey Devils 6-3 to continue their hot streak. Meanwhile, a few more of the names in the NHL trade rumour mill were dealt away elsewhere, including Montreal Canadiens defenceman Ben Chiarot. The Flames can finally move on from that one.

Elliotte Friedman’s latest 32 thoughts column on Sportsnet is loaded with NHL trade rumours and included a short snippet suggesting the Calgary Flames were competing with the likes of the Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals for Jarnkrok’s services.

The NHL trade deadline is just four days away and the Flames are still looking for defensive depth.


Florida: The Panthers, who the Golden Knights play Thursday night are making moves. They have traded Frank Vatrano to the New York Rangers to free up some cap space and also got defenseman Ben Chiarot.

According to general manager Bill Zito, the Florida Panthers are not done yet.

Montreal: They gave up a pretty penny to acquire Chiarot from the Montreal Canadiens. The cost of acquisition is the only reason the Calgary Flames didn’t pick him up.
Minnesota: The Wild are looking to trade the rights to college free agent Jack McBain.

Arizona: The Arizona Coyotes might be willing to take on the dead contract of Shea Weber.

Things are also looking promising for Jakob Chychrun in his return from injury. Several teams have been interested in his services on the NHL trade market. He is expected to return in two weeks.

San Jose: Tomas Hertl has taken his name off the trade bait board, re-signing with the Sharks with an eight-year deal worth north of $8 million dollars annually. The San Jose Sharks are keeping Hertl after all.

Colorado: Newly added defenseman Josh Manson looked good in his Colorado Avalanche debut.

Philadelphia: Tonight will likely be Claude Giroux’s last game as a Philadelphia Flyer as he plays in his 1,000th career NHL game just before the NHL trade deadline.

Washington: The Washington Capitals are reportedly interested in Columbus Blue Jacket Max Domi.

Boston: The Bruins will be without Patrice Bergeron for the foreseeable future and now have former Golden Knight Tomas Nosek as their top-line center, which is… less than ideal.

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