Six questions the Calgary Flames must answer this summer

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How do the Flames address goaltending over the summer?

At the trade deadline, Craig Conroy attempted to move Jacob Markstrom, but after his deal was shot down by the higher ups, it derailed Markstrom’s season and saw him struggle mightily as the ‘chased a playoff spot’. Over that time, Dustin Wolf stepped up and showed tremendous potential, and given his age and sustained success at the NHL level, it appears he’s set up to be the teams No. 1 moving forward as the rebuild continues.

After failing to move the veteran at the trade deadline, now Conroy will look to ignite talks again, with the organization needing to move him before the 2024-25 season begins. With rumours the team are looking to move up in the first round, the Flames may look to add another veteran goaltender, as Dan Vladar has been very up-and-down in his role as a backup over the past two years.

Simply put, the Flames need to move Markstrom and move forward with Wolf as their top starter, but beyond that, there’s many different scenarios that could see the Flames look to a trade or free agency to land a veteran backup and some more future assets.