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Johnny Gaudreau leaving wouldn’t completely get the Calgary Flames out of cap jail

Friends, the Calgary Flames are in the midst of a challenging off-season. Johnny Gaudreau is a pending unrestricted free agent, in case you haven’t heard, and a slew of other key players are free agents of various stripes. With several players needing new deals – and raises – the prospect of Gaudreau leaving as a free agent could be seen as a solution of sorts to the team’s impending cap challenges.

When we dig into the numbers: it won’t solve all of the Flames’ problems, but it’ll provide them with much more cap flexibility.

Here are the players currently under contract for 2022-23 (cap hits via PuckPedia):

  1. Sean Monahan ($6.