Following the trade with the Canadiens, Brad Treliving is reportedly working on another important transaction

Jeff Drouin
August 21, 2022  (11:54)

As you obviously know, last Thursday the Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens concluded an important trade:

Flames general manager Brad Treliving is having an extremely eventful summer, to say the least.
After losing the services of Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary acquired Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar, and most recently, center Nazem Kadri.
Then, in order to meet the NHL salary cap, the Flames sent Sean Monahan (and a first round pick) to the Montreal Canadiens for future considerations.
As my colleague J-B. Gagné reports, in recent NHL history, it's hard to see a general manager's summer season being busier than what Treliving is currently experiencing.
The Flames are involved in many, many trade rumors, they're moving, they're signing big names, and on top of that, Treliving mentioned (as recently as Friday), in a press briefing, that he still wants to move.
According to some comments, we can imagine that they are looking for another winger. (well, the Habs have plenty of them)
In short, all indications are that they want to add some more power forward to take advantage of Huberdeau's and Kadri's big years, and to do so, they need to free up some space under the salary cap. (again)
Obviously, that's going to involve a trade involving Milan Lucic.
Indeed, according to what several sources are reporting, including Calgary Hockey Now, GM Brad Treliving is reportedly currently working to try to (finally) trade Milan Lucic and his $6 million a year contract.
The story doesn't say "who" is interested, but it will be really interesting to watch, especially since Calgary just attached a first round pick to Monahan, in order to move his contract.
Lucic is much less attractive than Monahan.
We imagine a team like the Arizona Coyotes is probably in the mix. It would allow them to add another good pick, and also, to reach the NHL salary floor. To be continued!
Currently, the Flames have only $2.1 million available under the cap. If Treliving does manage to trade Lucic, he would have $7.35 million in cap space to use.
Clearly, the Flames are one to watch and take seriously!
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