Five Summer Trade Candidates for the Calgary Flames

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2. Blake Coleman

Blake Coleman
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Heading into this season, it appeared Blake Coleman would have another solid year on both ends of the ice, but he's outdone himself tremendously, breaking career highs in goals (28), assists (23) and points (51) in just 68 games played. With a Stanley Cup already under his belt in Tampa Bay, the Flames were hoping he'd bring that to Calgary, but now, their best hope is that his experience and production growth at the age of 32 bring them an impressive return.

The Flames clearly had no interest in moving him at the trade deadline with the front office clearly intent on a playoff run, but with two-years left on a very managable $4.9 million cap hit, e could draw interest from many teams. If the Flames had to choose between Mangiapane and Coleman on the wing, they'd likely choose to keep Coleman alongside Mikael Backlund to develop a young player alongside them, but if they want to give the youth a chance to thrive as well as getting assets in return, this may be the move of the summer.