Calgary Flames reportedly shopping one of the big name players they received in the Matthew Tkachuk trade

Published February 15, 2023 at 8:20 PM

Even Brad Treliving acquired Mackenzie Weegar and Jonathan Huberdeau in exchange for Matthew Tkachuk, it was universally viewed as a massive win for the franchise. Unfortunately for the Flames that deal hasn't worked out the way they'd planned. After the trade the Flames signed both players to massive 8-year extensions.

But those extensions haven't stopped the Flames from possibly having some buyer's remorse. According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period , the Flames have already begun shopping Weegar to teams around the league.

I have strong reason to believe the Flames have considered moving defenceman Mackenzie Weegar. They've denied it, and it doesn't sound like a trade is presently imminent. But multiple well-placed league sources have not only heard Weegar's name floating around but have informed me the Ottawa Senators are a team that has expressed interest in acquiring him.

It will be interesting to see if anything comes from this deal, but it would show a lot of desperation for the Flames to make a pivot so quickly.

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