On the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens …
On the Calgary Flames …
The Flames lack draft picks this year, so they may have to give up a defenseman.
The Flames might also be able to recoup a draft pick or two.
Kristen Anderson of the Calgary Sun: Flames players know some change is coming.
“When you don’t get the job done or make the post-season in professional sports, there’s always changes,” said Calgary Flames centre Sean Monahan. “I think that’s just something you have to deal with. You never know what’s going to happen. And whatever happens, we have to do better next year as a team.”
Their core of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk, Mike Smith, Mikael Backlund, Travis Hamonic, etc. are safe but there are some that are not. They shouldn’t look the same as they did this year.
The Flames may need to decide if he’s a part of their core for the future or not.
“Mentally, when you think you’re a high-end guy and then the adjustment period to the NHL isn’t as smooth as you thought, then your confidence wavers. You know, that happens a lot,” the scout said. “The NHL is not an easy game. It is a humbling game. Hopefully, he will learn from this experience and not producing and maybe find a new way to channel his skill-set that will make him a key performer.”
The Flames will be looking for some scoring help this offseason, and do the Flames think he can provide the offense next year or is he trade bait to bring in that offense?
GM Brad Treliving:
“(Bennett) is a real good young player, but we need more. We need more there, and we have to find out how we can get that.”