Ramblings: Huberdeau Staying in Calgary, Scanning the Yahoo Rankings (Aug 6)

Ian Gooding


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Flames fans can breathe a massive sigh of relief. Jonathan Huberdeau has agreed to stay in Calgary long-term, signing an eight-year extension with an average annual value of $10.5 million. That's $84 million total starting in 2023-24. Yes, that turned out to be more money than Johnny Gaudreau ($9.75 million AAV) and Matthew Tkachuk ($9.5 million AAV) are being paid by their new teams, but money didn't seem to be the reason that Gaudreau and Tkachuk decided to leave Calgary. It is expensive, but Brad Treliving probably knew it would be when he made the trade.

That trade is looking a whole lot better for the Flames, who were running the risk of having both Huberdeau and Mackenzie Weegar as one-year rentals for Matthew Tkachuk, who basically signed his extension at the time of the trade. Now the Flames will turn their attention to signing Weegar l