NHL Notebook: Teams calling Flames about Nazem Kadri

Calgary Flames Nazem Kadri
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Zach Laing
21 days ago
The Calgary Flames’ phones are ringing and teams are asking about Nazem Kadri. He joined the Flames two years ago on a seven-year, $7-million AAV deal, and has played in all 164 games over the last two years, scoring 58 goals and 97 points over that time.
While teams are calling, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that the Flames may not want to trade him. He as a full no-movement clause, so he would have control on where he could go, if the Flames did trade him.

Askarov lands on Trade Targets list

A day after the Nashville Predators locked up Juuse Saros to an eight-year contract extension, one of their top prospects has hit Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli’s Trade Targets list.
And it’s goaltender Yaroslav Askarov, the player they selected 11th overall in the 2020 draft.
The Predators are believed to have shopped Askarov as the draft last year in trade talks, but instead held onto him as he spent a second season in the American Hockey League. There, he’s played in 92 games, posting a 56-29-6 record, a .911 save percentage and a 2.55 goals against average.
Now, he could be on his way to another team.
Here’s more, from Seravalli:
With Juuse Saros closing in on an eight-year, $62 million extension, there really is no path forward for 2020 No. 11 overall pick in net. Given that, there are also teams now wondering whether he’s likely to return to AHL Milwaukee for a third consecutive year. Does that mean time is of the essence for GM Barry Trotz to move Askarov? It was one year ago at the Draft, hosted in Nashville, that the Preds put Askarov on the table in potential trade talks. He’s had two excellent seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals. But the Predators are believed to be active on the backup goalie market, signaling they’d plan for him to start in the AHL, if he’s still in the organization.

Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@thenationnetwork.com.


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