Flames Rumors: Trade Market For Goalie "Expected To Pick Up After Season Starts"

The Calgary Flames are adopting a patient strategy with their goaltender, Dan Vladar.

As the NHL season commences, the Flames foresee the trade market for Vladar gaining momentum.

While current trade offers have been muted, the team's outlook hinges on the belief that as games unfold and teams assess their goaltending needs and performance, the interest in acquiring Vladar's services will likely intensify.

By allowing Vladar to potentially start the season in the AHL and serve as a backup to Jacob Markstrom, the Flames are positioning themselves to capitalize on Vladar's on-ice contributions as a backup goalie.

This approach stems from a shrewd understanding that the evolving dynamics of the trade market, influenced by team performance and roster evaluations, could lead to more favorable trade discussions as the season progresses.

Over his three-year career, the 25-year-old holds a 2.89 GAA, .897 SV%, and two shutouts with a 29-14-8 record across 55 games played.

The Flames' patience is aimed at creating a more advantageous trade environment, potentially yielding better offers for both Vladar and the team. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports