GM Brad Treliving will decide shortly if the Calgary Flames are buyers or sellers as the NHL trade deadline nears on February 29.
"We know where we sit today. We’ve got plans that we’re formulating, based on different situations," Treliving said. "The biggest thing I always say is you have to separate emotion from reality, too. You have to know very clearly where you are at, the stage of your team ... "You can’t be a in a position where you’re changing course based upon each night’s game. So on Monday, ‘OK, we’re going to go in this direction.’ And then whatever the result is on Monday … then on Tuesday say, ‘No, scrap that.’ That, to me, is chasing your tail. You need to have a real sense of reality of where your team is at, based upon your group and what they’ve shown you.And then follow that plan." Should the Flames be sellers, do not be surprised to see players like Jiri Hudler, Kris Russell, David Jones and netminders Karri Ramo and Jonas Hiller be available according to the Calgary Sun.