Despite being under the cap to start the season, it’s fair to say Calgary management would feel more comfortable with a little more breathing room. Currently, the Flames are less than $200,000 under the $81.5 million ceiling, which translates to minimal projected space come the trade deadline. As such, Calgary is still in search of a financially-motivated trade, preferably in the near future.
Fortunately, the Flames have internal options ready to step in for a pair of forwards who could be considered likely trade chips.
After a difficult two games to start the season, Frolik’s name is front of mind once again when it comes to trade talk.