Ranking the Calgary Flames needs this off-season

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A second pairing blue liner

Heading into the 2023-24 season, the Calgary Flames lined up with a top four on the blue line of Rasmus Andersson, Mackenzie Weegar, Noah Hanifin and Chris Tanev, but after the trade deadline, they now have just Andersson and Weegar remaining. Sure, the blue line has a bright future with the likes of Jeremie Poirier, Etienne Morin and Hunter Brzustewicz, but they need to fill out the NHL roster in 2024-25.

Beloved defenseman Oliver Kylington is a free agent come July 1st, and while there's plenty of interest in bringing him back, that still wouldn't fill out the Flames blue line. The teeam also have veteran's Joel Hanley and Brayden Pachal, who both suit the third pairing much better, with the wild card being Daniil Miromanov, who impressed mightily in his short time with the Flames.

All those names make up six spots, along with their prospect group that could see a player or two graduate to the next level in 2024-25, so now the Flames need to decide whether they are rolling with this current group (assuming Kylington returns), or whether or not they will look to acquire a veteran or a young, NHL ready player to jon the group.