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FlamesNation Mailbag: Long weekend edition

It’s August, and the annual long weekend to kick off our final, painful hockey-less month of the summer. To commemorate this hallowed occasion, we’re diving into the mailbag!

(And also because it’s Monday!)

Sounded by tkachuk that the bridge deal negotiation 3yrs ago left a sour taste and sealed his fate. Is this a warning to Tre with mangipane and other RFAs going forward?

— Derek (@KohutD) July 31, 2022

If you have a choice between walking a player right to free agency (like Johnny Gaudreau) or walking them to a year before free agency (like Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane), you do what they did for Tkachuk and Mangiapane.