Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving has taken the NHL by storm this summer. Not only did he swipe Stanley Cup-winning centre Nazem Kadri from the clutches of the New York Islanders, but he unloaded a burdensome Sean Monahan contract to do so via the NHL trade block. The Montreal Canadiens took a shot on Monahan, with the pot-sweetener of a first-round pick. Meanwhile, Carey Price might be done in Montreal, which is not good news. Nashville will host the awards and draft, as they should EVERY YEAR. And there are some star players who could hit the NHL trade block this season.
Treliving went from being fitted for goat horns over his perceived lack of asset management with Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk, to GOAT for bringing in three strong players in Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar and now Nazem Kadri.
Man, has Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving ever been on a mission since being snubbed by Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk. Somehow, this team is looking even better. Calgary Flames.
In talking about securing Kadri, a player who thrives in the spotlight and under pressure, was Treliving taking veiled shots at former players? Apply withing: Winners only. Calgary Flames.
Sean Monahan had to be moved to allow for Kadri’s $7Mx7 contract. They found a familiar trading partner in the Montreal Canadiens to do that. Calgary Flames fans are rooting for Monahan to finally have that rebound season. Just not when playing them. Calgary Flames.
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NYI Hockey Now: The Islanders can’t even cop the Calgary Flames leftovers. They didn’t get Johnny Gaudreau. Plan B was Nazem Kadri. And now it looks like Lou is happy to stand pat. Stefen Rosner says that’s bad. New York Islanders.
Montreal Hockey Now: Montreal was waiting with open arms to take Sean Monahan AND a first-round pick for accepting the salary for the Calgary Flames moves. Montreal Canadiens.
Canadiens GM Kent Hughes admitted the team is not optimistic about Carey Price. His knee is not progressing, and the Canadiens aren’t expecting him to play this season. Montreal Canadiens.
Sportsnet: They picked the wrong day to announce this — The PWHPA announced their upcoming season and new format.
TSN.ca: Kyle Turris retired as a player.
Boston Hockey Now: Bruins fans are not happy campers. Not even close. In a public rankings poll, the fans ripped the management. Boston Bruins.
San Jose Hockey Now: Sources say the Golden Knights will stick with their third and fourth goalies as their No. 1 and 2.
Vancouver Hockey Now: We’ll leave you with this thought today. Our colleague in Vancouver thinks the Canucks should be afraid to very afraid of the Calgary Flames this year. Used the word juggernaut, in fact. Vancouver Canucks.