TSN’s Pierre LeBrun recently shed light on the ongoing contract negotiations between the Calgary Flames and forward Elias Lindholm. It appears that, despite the Flames’ desire to lock Lindholm into a long-term deal, the two parties are still not quite on the same page.
Lindholm, 28, a key player for Calgary, has consistently proven his value with his scoring ability, defensive prowess, and all-around contribution to the team’s success.
Will Elias Lindholm receive a contract similar to Mark Scheifele’s?
Interestingly, LeBrun hints that the Flames might be eyeing Mark Scheifele’s recent contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets as a reference point for their talks with Lindholm. Scheifele’s 7-year, $59.5 million contract reflects the Jets’ willingness to commit to a player’s long-term presence and contribution to the team.
As negotiations continue, the Flames will be balancing their salary cap space while attempting to secure Lindholm’s services for the foreseeable future.