Flames: 3 Trade Targets to Help Spark Offense

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has made one thing very clear as the trade deadline approaches, the Flames want to land a top-six winger who can help provide some offense. Treliving isn't afraid to make a bold trade and here's a few trade targets linked to the Flames:

Vladimir Tarasenko

The Flames would prefer someone with term but will still have interest in St Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko. He's a pure goal scorer who still has the offensive abilities to be a game changer. Tarasenko is a pending free agent and would likely cost the Flames a top prospect and at least a second-round pick. So far in 38 games this season, Tarasenko's registered 29 points and he would need to approve this move as he holds a no-trade clause.

Timo Meier

One of the forwards who is garnering the most attention on the trade market is San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier. He's a Darryl Sutter type of player who loves to play a physical in-your-face style. Meier also happens to be an offensive talent who is having a career season and could immediately be inserted into the Flames top six. He's a pending restricted free agent due a $10 million qualifying offer, but expect to see a contract extension in place long before that QO takes into effect. 

Brock Boeser

After seeing the likes of Chris Tanev and Jakob Markstrom leave the Vancouver Canucks for the Calgary Flames, could Brock Boeser be next? If the Canucks were to agree, the acquisition price would need to be significant. It's rare to see two rivals make such a big trade together, but it's not impossible. Vancouver will accept the best offer on the table for Boeser, and if it means it's from the Flames so be it. Boeser has recorded 30 points in 41 games and has two seasons left on his contract paying him $6.6 million against the cap.

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