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Flames Daily Roundup: Lindholm a Canuck, Scouting Brzustewicz, Kaapo Kakko

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Elias Lindholm - Mikael Backlund

Get your crowbar, Mr. Conroy. It appears the Calgary Flames are tearing down at least some of their core.  

Things escalated quickly on Wednesday night between divisional rivals the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks as insiders around the league began to indicate that a deal for stalwart center Elias Lindholm was on the verge of being completed. 

By 7 p.m. in Calgary, the deal and all of its details were announced. Lindholm had been traded for Andrei Kuzmenko and a package of futures. See the full trade below as well as links to analysis. While you’re here, catch up on news around the league as we head towards the March 8 trade deadline.  

 

To the Vancouver Canucks 

Elias Lindholm (No salary retained) 

  

To the Calgary Flames 

Andrei Kuzmenko 

Hunter Brzustewicz 

Joni Jurmo 

2024 first round pick 

Conditional 2024 fourth round pick 

 

Flames Daily Roundup 

    

Calgary Hockey Now 

-The New York Rangers are taking calls on 2019 second overall draft pick Kaapo Kakko and the Flames are a perfect fit. 

-Flames news? Not much going on Wednesday. Franchise cornerstone Elias Lindholm was traded to a divisional rival for Andrei Kuzmenko and a package of futures, but thats all that happened. The full deal below. Analysis in the link.  

 

-A full scouting report on prospect Hunter Brzustewicz. 

 

– A full scouting report on prospect Joni Jurmo.

 

Other Flames Daily News  

-Oilers fans and media want Chris Tanev. Get in line, Oilers fans.  

 

-Wes Gilbertson reads some tea leaves following the Lindholm trade. Always a fun read.  

 

Around the NHL 

Boston Hockey Now: The Boston Bruins have been pursuing Noah Hanifin for some time. Given their issues defending off the rush, a trade at this deadline would make sense. Jimmy Murphy has more.  

 

New Jersey Hockey Now: Meanwhile, Jacob Markstrom remains an ideal target for the New Jersey Devils.  

 

Buffalo Hockey Now: Right Winger Victor Olofsson has emerged as a name on the trade market. Jason Moser has analysis.   

 

NYI Hockey Now: Familiarize yourself with who the Islanders may be trading by the March 8 trade deadline.  

 

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a very similar situation to the Calgary Flames, except that they haven’t hit the acceptance phase yet. Trade Targets for Kyle Dubas.  

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