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

Calgary Flames, Jacob Markstrom
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Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators are a team that have been on the verge of playoffs in their mind for years now, but unfortunately the results on the ice just haven’t been there, as they’re yet to get stellar play in net. Jacob Markstrom could change all of that, and with the connections to new Head Coach Travis Green, it makes more and more sense, especially if they believe their skaters are good enough to carry them into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Like Utah, they may be a little too high in the first round to accept just a player+Vancouver pick for their selection, but given how unpredictable the first round of the playoffs is shaping up to be, if the Flames want their choice of top prospects, they should be looking to be aggressive to make a deal with Ottawa.