Six questions the Calgary Flames must answer this summer

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What does the future hold for the Flames 2025 free agents?

Last season, the biggest talking point for Calgary was the impending free agency of Tyler Toffoli, Mikael Backlund, Elias Lindholm, Chris Tanev, Noah Hanifin and Nikita Zadorov, with the team moving four of them and locking up their captain to an extension. The story of the 2024 summer won’t be as critical, as there are just three names to hit free agency at the end of the season; Yegor Sharangovich, Andrew Mangiapane and Andrei Kuzmenko.

With all three approaching their late 20’s, the development of the Flames youth could play a big part in how they are handled moving forward, so now the Flames need to weigh up whether or not to move them in the summer or look to the trade deadline to boost their value. If the flames can play this well, they could end up with many more future assets, and if they can hit on a majority of their draft picks, the future could look very, very bright in Calgary.