What should the Calgary Flames do this offseason?
They need to look at all the young players who were successful this year and perhaps give them that shot.
Guys like ,
Joni Ortio, might have the skills to become an NHL starter, we won’t know until the time comes. He has the same height and weight and from the same town in Finalnd as Miikka Kipprusoff.
Well my opinion, they shouldn’t do too much. They made the playoffs, and to the second round for the first time since 2004. That is something that shows promise in this roster and this organization. It shows that maybe that giant rebuild doesn’t need to happen and maybe the kids’ time is here. They were proving it, time and time again, against the top skaters in the NHL.
Ht/Wt:6’1″, 207 lbs.
Born:Oct 12, 1985 (29 yrs) in Calgary, Alta.
Drafted:Drafted by Washington in 2004 (1/29).
2014-15 SEASON STATS
GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PTSPG
YTD 72 10 35 45 15 34 1 0 2 19:06 159 0.63
Playoffs 14 0 2 2 -1 14 0 0 0 18:24 27 0.14
Assets: Is a tremendous skater and a natural point producer from the back end. Often plays like a fourth forward on the ice, as he places constant pressure on opposing defenses. Packs an excellent wrister. Likes to initiate body contact. Can quarterback a power play with aplomb.
Flaws: Is mistake-prone in the defensive zone, which negates some of his overall effectiveness. Still needs to add a little more consistency and discipline to his game. Injuries have become a problem for him recently, so he isn’t nearly as dynamic since then.
Career Potential: Excellent offensive defenseman, when healthy.
Do the Flames go and try to solidify their blue line with Mike Green? He is from Calgary and would be an excellent addition to make the defensive core better than it already is. He is a solid defensemen, who can put up a lot of points and is good in his own end. The cap hit on him would probably be around somewhere close to 5.5-6 million dollars. Yet the Flames have 23 million to do with whatever they wish.
Another problem with the Flames going out and spending money is that soon these young kids will need an extension. Players like Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, and Mark Giordano. The Calgary Flames should just relax this offseason, perhaps if a good trade that benefits them comes up take it. But I suggest not jumping right into free agency and trying to become a cup contender by wasting usable cap.