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Trade rumors swirl around Nazem Kadri. Will he stay with the rebuilding Flames or seek a contender?

Nazem Kadri’s future with the Calgary Flames is in question. After two seasons with the club, the veteran center is reportedly set to meet with general manager Craig Conroy to discuss the team’s direction in the wake of a disappointing stretch on the ice. With significant roster turnover already underway, could Kadri be the next piece out the door?

This news comes amidst broader questions surrounding the Flames’ rebuild. Kadri, who signed a seven-year contract with the team in 2022, has witnessed much of the core that had such high expectations just a few years ago be dismantled. The recent trades of Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin, and Chris Tanev have left fans wondering what the future holds for the franchise.

Is Nazem Kadri’s Time in Calgary Coming to an End?

While these trades signal a shift toward a youth movement, they also place further pressure on Calgary to make shrewd moves. Kadri, 34, still has value around the league as a gritty two-way center and Stanley Cup winner. Conroy is now tasked with deciding whether Kadri fits into the team’s long-term plans, and if not, what kind of return he could fetch on the trade market.

Fans will be watching closely to see what develops from the rumored meeting between Kadri and Conroy. Will Kadri be convinced to stay and try to lead a revamped Flames squad? Or, is his desire to play for a contender strong enough to force a trade?

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