Calgary Flames: Five Off-Season Rumours That Are Realistic

VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 8: Nazem Kadri #91 of the Calgary Flames is congratulated after scoring a goal as Dakota Joshua #81 and Sheldon Dries #15 of the Vancouver Canucks skate on during the third period of their NHL game at Rogers Arena on April 8, 2023 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Cain/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 8: Nazem Kadri #91 of the Calgary Flames is congratulated after scoring a goal as Dakota Joshua #81 and Sheldon Dries #15 of the Vancouver Canucks skate on during the third period of their NHL game at Rogers Arena on April 8, 2023 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Cain/Getty Images) /
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4. Mikael Backlund could be named Calgary Flames captain

For some reason, the Calgary Flames are yet to name a captain since the departure of Mark Giordano in the latest NHL Expansion Draft, but one thing that General Manager Craig Conroy has promised is the naming of a new captain this off-season. There’s a few options on the current roster, but none more so than the longest tenured Flame Mikael Backlund, and if he’s given an extension this off-season, he is the most likely to be given the ‘C’ this off-season.

Ultimately, the team need to name a new captain after a lack of leadership became evident throughout the season, but if not Backlund, keep an eye on both Rasmus Andersson and Mackenzie Weegar for the coveted role.