Five Summer Trade Candidates for the Calgary Flames

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3. Jacob Markstrom

Jacob Markstrom
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The Calgary Flames made some huge moves at the recent trade deadline, but one thing that they didn't do was trade Jacob Markstrom, a move that many expected, especially after his Vezina level play to begin the 2023-24 campaign. In 41 games this season, Markstrom has put together an impressive 2.68 GAA and a .910 save percentage to go along with five assists, but with the team not going anywhere now or in the final two years of his contract, a trade just makes most sense for both parties.

With the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings both reportedly interested at the trade deadline, it's safe to say that this summer he will have many more teams interested, with a potential bidding war helping the Flames return massively. It's unclear whether or not the front office would sign off on a deal, but with Dustin Wolf emerging and potential options as veteran backups, this team would best suited to trade Markstrom while his value is at its highest at 34-years of age, so this is the most likely deal to be made by Calgary in the summer.