Apparently, until the NHL makes a decision on which way the league is going to go and how they’ll proceed with this and next season, the Calgary Flames are simply going to stand pat.
For other teams, this pause in the NHL season gives general managers time to re-examine their rosters. They can take a look at what they have, what they need and even start talking to players with extra time to negotiate contracts. The Flames could do all of those things and they might even be looking at their roster. They’re just not prepared to act on anything, according to Flames GM Brad Treliving.
Treliving, spoke with TSN’s Jermain Franklin who shared comments that Calgary won’t be making any decisions with regards on their pending unrestricted free agents. That includes names like defensemen T.J. Brodie and Travis Hamonic, who are both coming up for renewal. The Flames also won’t be making any decisions in respect to coaching, specifically whether or not the interim coaching tag is removed from Geoff Ward’s name.
What About Gaudreau and Monahan?
Franklin also mentioned that when it comes to talking about star forwards like Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan and how they struggled a bit this season, potentially with rumors of a trade, Treliving shut that conversation down. He quickly shifted focus to the health and wellness of the players, fans and the current pandemic.
Speculation is this pause might have saved either from being moved this summer but Treliving wasn’t willing to tip his hand one way or another.
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