Calgary Flames Daily: GM Brad Treliving Talks About Trade Deadline

Good morning Calgary Flames fans! It’s starting to get warmer (again). You know the drill, let’s look at some news surrounding the Flames.

It’s day three of bye-week for the Calgary Flames right now. From Instagram stories, we know Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau are in Mexico. Spoiler alert: they’ve been drinking a lot.

The bye-week was brought this season because of the World Cup of Hockey and it’s a mandatory five-day break that each team must take. In those five days, the coaching staff cannot hold practice or morning skates. It’s to give the players a break with this rigorous schedule.

Most of the players are relaxing, going somewhere warm, or spending time with their families. But someone who isn’t relaxing a whole lot is GM Brad Treliving. With trade deadline coming up, you know he’s going to be a busy man. Especially with the Flames that keep teeter-totting in and out of a playoff spot.

Do they need to make a change in their lineup right now? Or are things going alright?

Treliving told Calgary Flames media earlier:

“There’s a number of teams in (the playoff hunt in) the Western Conference right now … take a look at the standings and it changes daily,” Calgary’s general manager started. “The best way we can help ourselves is continue to play good and get some points in the next couple of weeks. In our situation we’re right in the battle. I think a lot of what we do is going to be dependent on our play here in the next couple of weeks leading up into the deadline. We’re moving down a couple parallel paths.”

Huh, so maybe he won’t be doing too much work this week.

But that’s the thing about those important guys. They never tell you exactly what’s on their minds. I mean, except Brian Burke.

Some of our stuff we think you’d enjoy reading on this fine Friday

Calgary Flames Finally Address Dougie Hamilton Trade Rumors.

There have been trade rumors circulating involving Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton. What did the Flames have to say about this?

Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk is Settling Right In.

Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk has been fitting in quite nicely with the team. But just how well is he settling in?

Coach’s Challenges Are Going Way Too Far.

A couple years ago, the NHL implemented a new thing called a “coach’s challenge”. But where do we draw the line?

Some other links around the internet surrounding the Flames

Flames castaway Brandon Bollig determined to climb back to NHL (Calgary Herald).

Eric Francis: Little debate whether Flames should extend GM’s contract (Calgary Herald).

Time to say thanks for Matthew Tkachuk… Again (Matchsticks and Gasoline).

Treliving talks trade deadline (Calgary Flames).

Calgary Flames go separate ways for bye week (Calgary Herald).

Some other links surrounding hockey and the NHL

NHL Trade Deadline: Best move for every metropolitan team (Puck Prose).

5 reasons the Coyotes need to relocate to Seattle (FanSided).

Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney faces difficult wait for NHL’s Olympic decision (The National Post).

Fatima Al Ali drops ceremonial puck, takes selfie (

That’s all in this edition of Flames Daily! Let’s hope the Flames don’t lose their momentum they’ve been gaining because of this bye-week.

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