McKenzie on Flames’ deadline disappointment level

The Calgary Flames made a minor trade deadline add, but didn’t land any of the big fish.

Bob McKenzie had a Tuesday morning radio hit on Vancouver’s TSN 1040.

The Insider was asked if the Flames were disappointed at how the trade deadline played out.

“Yeah, I think a little bit,” indicated McKenzie. “Both Pierre LeBrun and I believe Mike Russo from The Athletic - and obviously TSN in the case of Pierre - they reported later in the day yesterday that the Flames and the Wild basically had a deal done for Jason Zucker to go to Calgary, and something went wrong at the last minute and the deal got kiboshed. I think Calgary was a little miffed at how all of that rolled out. So they thought they had a pretty significant add at the deadline, and for whatever reason - and I don’t know what it was - it didn’t materialize.

“They were in on Stone, but the guy that Ottawa was insisting on as a comparable for Brannstrom was Juuso Valimaki, and Calgary was determined not to give him up. So I think that’s why they basically backed out of that one.

“And that’s why I go back when we talk about the Ottawa deal, I don’t know that Ottawa necessarily had a ton to choose from in the final analysis.”

Stone ended up with the Vegas Golden Knights when all was said and done, with the two sides agreeing to an eight-year contract extension as well. Stone would have become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Flames acquired Oscar Fantenberg from the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional draft pick.


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