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The Daily: Floundering Flames, NHL Trade Talk and Moves Like Jagr



Jonathan Huberdeau and Connor McDavid in the Battle of Alberta

The Calgary Flames lost their third straight game on home ice and both the fans and the head coach are concerned.

Meanwhile, the Montreal Canadiens are shuffling things around but will be forced to make a deal of some sort soon. Could the Flames pounce on something there?

NHL legend Jaromir Jagr offered an entertaining response to the salute.

That, more Calgary Flames, NHL news, and NHL trade rumours in the latest CHN Flames Daily:

Calgary Flames

After a 5-1 start, things have taken a turn for the Calgary Flames. Head coach Darryl Sutter says it’s “concerning.”

Flames fans are starting to voice their displeasure what what they’re seeing as well. Some boos could be heard during the latest loss.

No one is harder on the players than the players themselves. Jonathan Huberdeau vows he’ll be better.

Milan Lucic might have been the Flames’ best player against the Nashville Predators. Could the impending UFA earn an extension this season?

Canada Hockey Now

The Canadiens were forced to put Evgeni Dadonov on injured reserve in order to get back down to 23 players, but that’s just delaying the inevitable.

The imminent return of Montreal Canadiens defenceman Joel Edmundson will force the Canadiens to have to make a trade or waive a veteran soon.

National Hockey Now

VGK: The Vegas Golden Knights and Lil Jon have teamed in new commercial together. Yeah.

Speaking of the Knights, Happy Eichel-versary. It’s been a year since Jack Eichel was sent to Vegas instead of the Calgary Flames.

NYI: New York Islanders netminder Ilya Sorokin has taken tremendous strides on and off the ice since joining New York back in 2020.

BOS: In the absence of Charlie McAvoy, defenceman Hampus Lindholm has been the Boston Bruins‘ MVP.

PGH: Former Pittsburgh Penguins star winger Jaromir Jagr got word of current Pens winger Jason Zucker’s homage to Jagr’s signature goal celebration and offered an entertaining response Thursday on Twitter.

PHI: The Philadelphia Flyers’ odds are shrinking to be in the hunt for Connor Bedard — or any of the other 2023 draft prospects regarded as generational players. And that’s a good thing.

WSH: With injuries piling up, the Washington Capitals announced a number of moves on Wednesday, but none will be cracking the lineup. Here’s why.

FLA: Gus Forsling has come a long way since getting claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers.

DET: Robby Fabbri said Thursday that his rehabilitation from knee surgery is on schedule for a return to the Detroit Red Wings lineup after New Year’s Day.

SJS: Can San Jose Sharks head coach David Quinn put the Sharks together before general manager Mike Grier breaks them apart?

DAL: Miro Heiskanen is once again proving he’s the most valuable skater for the Dallas Stars.

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