Question 3: That being said (again), what position do you think the Calgary Flames would trade for if they do trade? And do you think it would be a blockbuster trade, somewhat like what happened with Dougie Hamilton?
I think so. I see it being a package deal including a possible prospect as well such as Oliver Kylington or Rasmus Andersson. The team is in need of one more playmaking/scoring winger because the 3M Line can’t come to the rescue every time Monahan and Gaudreau are in a dry spell. Someone like TJ Oshie or Jakub Silfverberg would be at the top of my list. They could also grab a #4 defenceman but I see that happening in free agency if they choose not to keep Mike Stone.
That might be overpaying, but the Flames have enough depth at forward on on defence. I don’t see a reason for Treliving to add another skater when goaltending is their main concern.
Honestly, just a swap of picks. They could swap picks with a team per say, Montreal. Montreal holds two picks in the second round, almost back-to-back at 56 and 58, and that could entice the Flames in order to move down.
Since they got Mike Smith, if they do end up making a blockbuster trade, it would most likely be for a defenceman. They need to fill out that top-four spot more than anything right now. Sure, they can use some bottom-six wingers, but that’s somewhat the least of their priorities. And I don’t think a bottom-six guy is worth the 16th overall pick. Like Jonathan said, if they could maybe get a guy like Silfverberg, I wouldn’t be opposed to a trade.
But right now, their top two lines are pretty solid. So it would most likely be for a defence if they don’t re-sign Michael Stone.