Flames Rumors: 2 Forwards "Could Hit The Trade Block This Summer"

As the offseason approaches, the Calgary Flames are confronted with a big decision concerning the potential trade market availability of two key forwards, Andrew Mangiapane and Andrei Kuzmenko, as noted by Josh Wegman.

Both players, set to become unrestricted free agents in 2025, are attracting attention from other NHL teams seeking scoring depth and talent infusion.

Mangiapane, renowned for his consistent performance and offensive prowess, stands as a coveted asset likely to garner significant interest from contenders aiming to bolster their playoff pushes.

Similarly, Kuzmenko has showcased promise with his goalscoring ability, making him an intriguing trade target for teams eyeing long-term development.

General Manager Craig Conroy faces the challenging task of weighing the benefits of retaining Mangiapane and Kuzmenko against the potential returns they could yield in trades.

With both forwards entering the final year of their contracts next season, Calgary confronts the risk of losing them for nothing in free agency if not traded. The looming specter of their unrestricted status amplifies the urgency for the Flames to explore trade opportunities and maximize their value to address roster needs or secure future assets.

Over the past three seasons, the 28-year-old Mangiapane has compiled 65 goals and 71 assists for 136 total points across 233 games played.

In his rookie season last year, Kuzmenko put up an impressive 39 goals and 35 assist for 74 points over 81 games played. This season, split between the Vancouver Canucks and Flames, the 28-year-old has scored 17 goals and 38 points over 66 games played.

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