The Calgary Flames may not have much of a direction as a team at this time, but they do have a surplus in one crucial position. They will need to address it this off-season, and one talented piece will have to change addresses.
Wolf Ready for the NHL
The Calgary Flames have top-three goalie prospect in the league in Dustin Wolf
. He's excelled at every level, from the WHL, to the AHL, and in a one-game stint in the NHL.
The undersized but cerebral goalie can't be stuck in the AHL forever. He has already won two goaltender of the year awards, and has dragged the Calgary Wranglers/Stockton Heat into contention.
The problem is that the Flames have two other great goaltenders in their system - Jacob Markstrom
and Dan Vladar.
Markstrom carries a massive $6-million contract, which would be very difficult to move. This makes Vladar a very likely option for a trade.
The 25-year-old has been a relatively solid backup for Markstrom, and will begin a two-year $4.4-million extension this coming season.
He won't fetch anything incredible, but he would be the logical piece for the Flames to move.
With Wolf ready to excel at the next level, they don't really have a choice.