Flames Rumors: Calgary Linked To 3 "Spicy" Free Agent Targets

After recent rumors have said the Calgary Flames could be buyers this summer, analyst Trevor Neufeld has spotlighted some "spicy" free agents that could significantly elevate the Flames' roster with a mix of grit, skill, and leadership.

Among the highlighted is Ryan Lomberg, a former Flame known for his tenacious play and high energy on the ice. Lomberg's potential return from the Florida Panthers is seen as a boon, promising to inject heart-and-soul performance back into the team.

This season, the 29-year-old has five goals, seven total points, and a career-high 168 hits across 70 games played this year.

His aggressive style, characterized by swift breaks and physical engagement, aligns well with the Flames' quest for added vigor and familiarity, aiming to rekindle the excitement among fans.

Liam O’Brien, currently with the Arizona Coyotes, and David Perron from the Detroit Red Wings, are also earmarked as valuable additions to the Flames.

The 29-year-old 213-pound forward has amassed three goals, 11 total points, a league-leading 148 penalty minutes, and a whopping 192 hits over 65 games played this season.

O'Brien's reputation for on-ice disruption and physical play could transform Calgary's fourth line into a more formidable force, enhancing the team’s depth with grit and intensity.

Meanwhile, Perron offers a seasoned blend of offensive prowess and toughness, coupled with a knack for leadership.

The 35-year-old is currently in his 17th NHL season, putting up 14 goals and 36 points over 66 games played this season.

Over the past four seasons, Perron has maintained his scoring ability, amassing 84 goals and 207 total points across 271 games played.

The Sherbrooke, Quebec native's addition could not only elevate the Flames' scoring capabilities but also enrich the team's dynamics, especially given the existing French connection on the roster, with Jonathan Huberdeau, Jakob Pelletier, and AJ Greer all from Quebec, as noted by Neufeld.

These three players, each with their distinct style and experience, could represent a strategic approach by the Flames to build a more competitive and engaging team.

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