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Calgary Flames Appear To Have Blacklisted The Toronto Maple Leafs In Trade Discussions

Published December 7, 2023 at 4:25 PM
BY SAMER

Calgary Flames Appear To Have Blacklisted The Toronto Maple Leafs In Trade Discussions

The Maple Leafs have found themselves in a tricky situation. Every team knows they are desperate for defense especially with the recent key injuries. Calgary knows this and this might be why they fell short in acquiring Nikita Zadorov. Put yourself in Calgary's shoes, if you know a team is desperate, wouldn't you ask for them to overpay? Why would the Flames help the Leafs? Many will say that the fact Brad Treliving is the former GM of the Flames, he has the upper hand but that might not seem to be the case. Here's what insider Elliotte Friedman had to say in his most recent written 32 thoughts.

From what I understand, Calgary drew a hard line on what it would take — as is the Flames' right — and the Maple Leafs weren't willing to go there.

Bourne asked Treliving about rumours the Flames don't want to trade with their ex-GM


«I have a great relationship with the people in Calgary. They are not unlike any other team that you deal with,» Treliving replied, in the sense that they are trying to make the best deal for themselves.

Could this be a case where the Flames don't want to trade with Brad Treliving because they are scared of getting fleeced?

According to the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch, the Flames' owner, Murray Edwards, may not be eager to assist the Leafs. If Toronto persists in their pursuit of Tanev, they might need to be prepared to pay a higher price compared to other teams.

"The belief among league executives is Flames owner Murray Edwards is 'in no hurry' to help Treliving and the Leafs. The sense is, if Toronto really wants Tanev, the club has to be willing to pay. 'That may be higher than it is for some teams,' a league executive said." - Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun

Should the price not align with the Leafs' expectations, they might explore other defensive options available in the market.

Check out the full article on Maple Leafs Daily: [Flames reportedly aiming for a significant return in Tanev trade talks](https://www.mapleleafsdaily.com/toronto-maple-leafs/Flames-reportedly-trying-to-rake-the-Maple-Leafs-feet-over-the-coals-in-trade-talks-for-Chris-Tanev)
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