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Ownership stopped massive deal at the last second

Published March 5, 2024 at 9:12

The Calgary Flames have started a rebuild, that much is known around the National Hockey League, but it seems like the Flames aren't done just yet. As it appears they had a deal to send a very prominent player to the Eastern Conference before the deal was squashed at the last second.

According to Frank Seravalli on the Daily Faceoff Podcast, the Flames had a deal in place to send Jacob Markstrom to the Devils, but the ownership group stepped in and stopped it; take a look.

Seravalli saying he believes Flames and Devils had agreed to a trade in principle for Markstrom and then Don Maloney on behalf of ownership nixed the trade.

Calgary's President of Hockey Operations, Don Maloney speaking on behalf of the Flames ownership stopped the trade from happening.

If I was Markstrom, I would be so Andy and frustrated about how this situation has turned out. If he didn't fully want out of Calgary before this, I bet he does now.

Plus, New Jersey is a team that desperately needs goaltending help, so the ownership group nixing the trade probably made both sides angry to some degree.
March 5   |   997 answers
Ownership stopped massive deal at the last second

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