Four teams the Calgary Flames could trade up in the first round with

Calgary Flames, Jacob Markstrom
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As expected, the Calgary Flames landed the No. 9 pick in the upcoming 2024 NHL Draft, and with that pick, they believed they can land a franchise altering player. With the rebuild (or re-tool if the other word still isn’t allowed in Calgary) well and truly underway, the question instead becomes, why have just one lottery pick?

With so much talent at the top end of this draft, there’s been an expectation that several teams are looking to move up in the draft, and with Vancouver’s first-round pick at their disposal, no teams are set up to do it better than the Flames. It’s been rumoured that the Flames are looking to move Jacob Markstrom, and with many teams needing a No. 1 goaltender moving forward, the chance will be there to pair these two assets to move up in the draft.

So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the 2024 NHL Draft, and four teams that the Flames could look to deal with in order to move up in the draft to pick up yet another top piece.