Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin controls the puck
Noah Hanifin trade rumors heat up. Lightning and Devils lead the chase. Will the Flames get their hefty asking price?

The trade winds are swirling around Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin. Sportsnet’s veteran insider Eric Francis reports that a Hanifin trade is imminent, pinpointing the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils as the most likely landing spots. Both teams have the assets to pull off a blockbuster deal.

Calgary Flames GM Craig Conroy continues to play his cards close to the vest, and that patience could pay off as the March 8 trade deadline nears. With more teams potentially freeing up much-needed salary cap space, a bidding war could ensue for the blueliner.

Noah Hanifin Trade: Flames Set High Bar

Francis indicates that a potential Noah Hanifin trade could yield the Flames a hefty return, including a first-round pick, a top prospect, and a roster player.

Lightning and Devils: A Perfect Fit?

The Tampa Bay Lightning remain perennial contenders, always in the hunt for pieces to bolster their roster for another deep playoff run. Hanifin’s smooth skating and offensive upside would be an excellent addition to their defensive corps.

The upstart New Jersey Devils boast a wealth of young talent. Their prospect pool is loaded, making them an intriguing trade partner. The Devils are hungry to solidify their defense and adding a player of Hanifin’s caliber could elevate them to serious contender status.

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