Jacob Markstrom looking frustrated during a Calgary Flames game
Jacob Markstrom stays in Calgary. Will he be a Flame next season? Get the latest trade buzz here.

The Calgary Flames’ season has been a rollercoaster, to say the least. With the NHL trade deadline behind us, one of the biggest storylines remains unresolved: the future of Jacob Markstrom.

After weeks of intense trade speculation, the 34-year-old goaltender is still in Calgary, raising questions about what comes next.

Is Jacob Markstrom’s Time in Calgary Coming to an End?

Markstrom’s relationship with the Flames appears strained. He has two years remaining on his $6 million AAV contract, but rebuilding teams often prefer flexibility over long-term commitments. Markstrom’s age and contract don’t exactly fit the mold of the Flames’ current direction, raising questions about his appetite for a retooling process.

The New Jersey Devils were heavily linked to Markstrom before the deadline. They’ve since pivoted, acquiring Jake Allen and trading for Kaapo Kahkonen. This short-term strategy suggests the Devils could revisit the Markstrom situation in the offseason once Kahkonen’s deal expires.

For Flames fans and hockey insiders alike, the Markstrom saga is far from over. The offseason will hold many answers about this intriguing goalie situation.

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