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The Calgary Flames will have a new look when the puck drops this season, but one thing remains the same.

General manager Brad Treliving says they’re all in.

Calgary, which won the Pacific Division last season (50-21-11), is confident it can still compete after an eventful offseason that included the losses of its two leading scorers, forwards johnny gaudreau Y Matthew Tkachuk. This after the Flames advanced to the Western Conference Second Round for the second time since losing Game 7 of the 2004 Stanley Cup Final to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

“I can say in [Treliving’s] eyes, from the way he was talking, he wants to win right now,” he said forward jonathan huberdeau, one of the new faces in the Calgary lineup. “He wants to build a winning team and he wants to get players. Right now, we have a good lineup. Our defense is really good, we have a great goalkeeper. Look through the lineup, we have a good team. He’s excited and I think he thought that he would fit in well on that team. That got me thinking, I want to be there. He wants to win for many years, not just one year.”

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Huberdeau, who signed an eight-year, $84 million contract extension with the Flames on Aug. 4, was acquired with defenseman mackenzie weegarforward perspective cole schwindt and a conditional first-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers for Tkachuk and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2025 draft on July 22.

Tkachuk was second for the Flames last season with 104 points (42 goals, 62 assists). His departure came nine days after Gaudreau, who led Calgary and tied for second with Huberdeau in the NHL scoring race with 115 points (40 goals, 75 assists), signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets as an agent. free without restrictions on July 13.

The Flames also signed the center as a free agent. Kevin Rooney to a two-year contract and re-signed ahead Trevor Lewis to a one-year contract.

“You deal with problems as they come up,” Treliving said. “We’ve dealt with a couple of issues. Players have made decisions. They have every right to make those decisions. We deal with them as they come up. You can either crawl into the corner in a fetal position and suck your thumb, or you can deal with it. What we’ve tried to do is deal with that.”

The addition of Huberdeau, a second-team NHL All-Star who finished fifth in Hart Trophy voting as the NHL’s most valuable player, should help bolster a roster that appeared to be floundering.

Calgary still presents Jacob Markstromwho went 37-15-9 with a 2.22 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage in 63 games last season and was named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender in the NHL, and Elijah Lindholmwho is coming off an NHL career 82 points (42 goals, 40 assists) and was a finalist for the Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the League.

Forward Andres Mangiapanewho scored 35 career NHL goals last season, signed a three-year, $17.4 million deal on Aug. 2.

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Weegar, a right-handed shooting defenseman, has the ability to play on the left or right side. He had an NHL career-high 44 points (eight goals, 36 assists) in 80 games last season with Florida.

top couple of rasmus andersson Y Noah Hanifin he also had his best seasons to date. Andersson led all Flames defensemen with 50 points (four goals, 46 assists); Hanifin was second with 48 points (10 goals, 38 assists).

Calgary will again be guided by Darryl Sutter, who won the Jack Adams Award as the best coach in the NHL.

“We have a team that is, I thought, one of the best teams in the league, a team that competes every year to be a Stanley Cup champion and we’re going to continue to do so,” Treliving said.

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