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FlamesNation mailbag: it’s finally draft season

Folks, the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft is in two days. The 2021 NHL Draft begins on Friday. All kinds of important things are happening this week.

Let’s check in with the mailbag!

If you were the GM of the Flames, what would be the first move or two you would make once the roster freeze ends after the expansion draft?

— Ring of Fire CGY (@RingOfFireCGY) July 18, 2021

Well, it depends how much cap space they have. If Mark Giordano is claimed and the club has some cap space, I’d do two things: sign a second pairing left shot defender to replace Giordano’s minutes and buy Juuso Valimaki some time, and explore trade options for Sean Monahan.