How did the Flames GM fair today? After being on the buyers market in the past two trade deadlines, Brad Treliving and the Calgary Flames were pretty firmly back on the sellers side of the equation heading into this past weekend.
While talk had quieted on the trade front when it came to forward Sam Bennett, it appears the Calgary Flames are, in fact, moving the previously disgruntled winger just minutes ahead of the expiry of trade deadline day.
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On the night before the trade deadline, the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs were making headlines across the league, as the Flames traded goaltender David Rittich to the Leafs in exchange for their third-round draft pick in 2022.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have made their third move of the 2021 Trade Deadline, acquiring goaltender David Rittich from the Calgary Flames in exchange for Toronto’s third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have made their second massive trade on Sunday. The first was picking up Nick Foligno from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Their second was grabbing goaltender David Rittich from the Calgary Flames.
It wasn’t long ago that Sam Bennett was the most likely name to be traded out of Calgary. He have voiced his displeasure through his agent and under former coach Geoff Ward, it looked like things weren’t improving, his playing time was down and the two sides might simply be better off moving on.
The Calgary Flames were looking skyward after they hired Darryl Sutter and rattled off some wins in the wake of Geoff Ward’s dismissal. That seems like eons ago because the Flames look lost out on the ice with the swagger of a wet noodle.