Maybe a trade is in the works to make room though. Phaneuf may be out.
I don't think Phaneuf will be dealt, especially since Brent Sutter is now the coach. Sutter was Phaneuf's junior coach in Red Deer.
Instead, I think Sutter would look to pare some other salaries first, namely Langkow ($4.5M), Sarich ($3.6M), Vandermeer ($2.3M), and Primeau ($1.3M). Jokinen could also be a possibility with his $5.25M cap hit.
Originally Posted by senspats92
Don't forget, Aucoin and Cammalleri and UFAs this summer. That alone is 7.5M in cap space. They DO have the room to pull it off.
The Flames have about $8M in cap space, but they also need to sign at least one if not two top-6 forwards with Cammalleri and Bertuzzi as UFAs.