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MAJOR | Massive turnout in Calgary: Flames to make an announcement on Jonathan Huberdeau

Published December 24, 2023 at 7:02 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
The Flames had an unexpected start this season, and while they may have started to turn the ship around, some of their players can't get going.

LOOKING BACK ON ONE OF THE BIGGEST TRADE OF THE LAST TEN YEARS

The Flames made a wild change in their core group when they traded Matthew Tkachuk, let Johnny Gaudreau walk to free agency and then acquired Jonathan Huberdeau, Mackenzie Weegar and Nazem
Kadri. They inked both Huberdeau and Weegar to massive extensions. It may have set the Calgary Franchise years back in their mission for a Stanley Cup.

When they acquired Huberdeau, the superstar winger was coming off a 115-point season and a Hart Trophy Nomination; inking him to $10.5M made sense, maybe not over eight years, but the AAV still made sense.


The Flames' number 10 went from 115 to 55 in his first season with the Flames, and 34 games into his second season in Calgary, and he's merely on pace for 40 points. Some thought the coaching change would bring him back to his former self, but it's now up to a point where the Flames have to consider healthy scratching one of the highest winger in the game of hockey:


From one of the most feared players in the game to a player with a similar production to Dakota Joshua? Last year, if they had equal cap hit, nobody would've considered Joshua over Huberdeau. At this point in time, if Allvin were to offer the Flames Joshua for Huberdeau, Calgary would be all over it.

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MAJOR | Massive turnout in Calgary: Flames to make an announcement on Jonathan Huberdeau

Is there a way out of this for Huberdeau?

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