Flames Rumors: Nazem Kadri Could Be The Next Player Moved

Amidst a period of transition and restructuring within the Calgary Flames, Nazem Kadri's future with the team hangs precariously in the balance, according to Eric Francis.

Having inked a substantial seven-year deal in 2022, Kadri's veteran presence once seemed pivotal to the Flames' roster makeup. However, as the team navigates towards a younger core and seeks to redefine its identity, Kadri's role may no longer align with the organization's long-term vision.

With several notable players already traded away in recent moves, including Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin, and Chris Tanev, Kadri's potential departure looms large.

Despite his consistent on-ice contributions and leadership qualities, the Flames face mounting pressure to make strategic decisions that will shape their future trajectory.

Kadri's value as a gritty two-way center and Stanley Cup winner could position him as an attractive asset on the trade market in the near future, offering the Flames an opportunity to acquire assets better suited to their evolving needs and aspirations.

The 33-year-old is having a great second season in Calgary, putting up 22 goals and 35 assists for 57 total points across 66 games played.

Whether Kadri remains to guide a revamped roster or becomes the next piece moved in the team's rebuilding puzzle remains uncertain. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports