Which Calgary Flames will be on the team when their rebuild ends?

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D Mackenzie Weegar

While Nazem Kadri and his long-term deal are likely to be moved in the coming years, the same can't be said about Mackenzie Weegar, who has blossomed into one of the best blue liners in the NHL over his two seasons in Calgary. This season, only Roman Josi (21), Cale Makar (20) and Rasmus Dahlin (20) have more goals than Weegar (19) on the blue line, and with his fantastic leadership, it would be no shock if he was not only on the team then, but wearing a C on his chest.

Despite being 30-years of age, Weegar's contract isn't unreasonable, as he carries a $6.25M cap hit from now until the end of the 2030-31 season, and with so many talented young defenseman coming through the organization, he's the perfect veteran to lead and nurture them. Ultimately, Weegar has plenty of value on the ice, and while that may decline in the coming years, every rebuild needs veterans to lead the way, so if his play continues like this, he is a player that Calgary certainly wouldn't want to move on from.