Trading for a bottom-six winger
While the Calgary Flames had some issues with secondary scoring, if they’re going to make a big move on draft day, it probably won’t be for a bottom-six winger. But never say never I guess.
Like I said, the Flames had issues with secondary scoring. When they recalled Mark Jankowski, he seemed to do alright on that third-line center. And with the acquisition of Nick Shore to potentially replace Matt Stajan, they might be alright in those areas.
Kris Versteeg was one of the only bottom-six forwards who was actually scoring goals before he got a season-ending injury that required surgery. But hopefully, he’ll have plenty of time to recover during the off-season and be healthy.
However, some people (and by that, I mean Twitter) have been wondering if Sam Bennett might be traded. In that case, the Flames could basically trade a bottom-six for a bottom-six. But we all know how Bennett performed this past season and the team may not get a whole lot of value for him. Which could, in turn, end up just fine if it’s for another bottom-six winger, but it’s unlikely the Flames are going to trade him this off-season since they seem quite keen on being patient with him. But I’m always wrong about these things, so always take what I say with a grain of salt.
There are also quite a few upcoming free-agents who have had a primary role of playing on the bottom-six, so the Flames may just hold out until free agency.