CAL­GARY FLAMES

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NEEDS: A right winger with touch. Left winger Micheal Fer­land has been good on the right side of the top line, but there’s no right-shot depth.

AVAIL­ABIL­ITY: Cal­gary has sev­eral ‘D’ al­most NHL-ready, so T.J. Brodie, Travis Ha­monic or Michael Stone could be ped­dled.

UFAs: M. Back­lund (C), J. Jagr (RW), K. Ver­steeg (LW), M. Sta­jan (C), M. Bartkowski (D), T. Glass (LW), D. Prout (D)

TRADE BAIT: T.J. Brodie hasn’t been the same since get­ting moved from the right side of the top ‘D’ tan­dem with Mark Gior­dano a few years ago. But he’s still just 27, and he’s a ter­rific skater and puck-mover on a good con­tract. As a top-pair­ing blue­liner, he could fetch a scor­ing winger in re­turn. Oliver Kyling­ton and Ju­uso Val­i­maki are next in line to re­place him.

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