'Strong Possibility' Flames Sign Jake DeBrusk

It doesn't appear like the Boston Bruins will be re-signing Jake Debrusk before July 1 and he will likely end up on another team shortly. The team that appears to be a very possible destination is the Calgary Flames.

Mike Gould reported that we shouldn't be surprised if a contract with the Flames comes in at around four years and $6 million AAV for DeBrusk. The Flames definitely have the cap space and room on the roster, especially after just trading Andrew Mangiapane to the Washington Capitals.

The 27-year-old Debrusk is coming off a two-year, $4 million AAV deal and while his production declined from where it was at the last two seasons, he scored 19 goals and 40 points. Debrusk can do better than that and has the potential to return to a 25-goal, 50-point player.

Debrusk has also proven that he can step up when the games matter and produce in the playoffs at a higher rate than the regular season. In the team's last two postseason appearances, he has scored nine goals and 17 points in 20 games.

Debrusk is a top-6 winger and with the cap rising, around $6 million for a deal with some term isn't bad at all for a Calgary team that has a lot of money to spend on getting better. The Flames aren't trying to rebuild, but rather retool. He is in his prime and could be a solid contributor if he heads to the Western Conference.

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