Five Summer Trade Candidates for the Calgary Flames

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4. Andrew Mangiapane

Andrew Mangiapane
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2021-22 was a magical season for the Calgary Flames, with career years from both Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk, and while they turned that into opportunities elsewhere, Andrew Mangiapane used a career year to land a major extension in Calgary. In that season, Mangiapane tallied an impressive 35 goals while playing all 82 games for the Flames, but since that point it's not hard to miss the drop off, with just 30 goals scored over the next two seasons in 148 games played.

Sure, he still plays on the Flames most effective and consistent line alongside Blake Coleman and Captain Mikael Backlund, but the grit and production that we became used too just hasn't been there, with him notably going missing quite often. It's unclear what the market for Mangiapane would be, but if he can finish this season strong, opening up a spot alongside Coleman/Backlund and moving off that contract would be a major win for Craig Conroy and the Flames.