What will the Calgary Flames do with Matthew Tkachuk?
TSN: Matthew Tkachuk’s agent Don Meehan updated negotiations between the Calgary Flames and the Tkachuk, stating that his client set his position on a new contract in June.
“We took an approach where by we would be very proactive and progressive with Calgary,” Meehan told reporters at the Serge Savard Golf Tournament held west of Montreal. “We started early, and we set a position. We didn’t really have to wait. We formulated a position that we thought would be fair and we gave that to Calgary probably in the early part of June.
The issue is the Flames only have $7.76 million in cap space remaining for this season with RFA Andrew Mangiapane also in need of a new contract. If Tkachuk is looking for a contract similar to the one Sebastian Aho signed, the Flames will need to make a trade to free up the cap space needed.
The Flames could offer a bridge contract at a lower salary but it is looking like Tkachuk wants a contract with term and a salary around $8.5 million/year.
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