Flames pick up Bouwmeester, but keeping him will be a challenge
The trick now is to make the most of that time.
Signing him won't be easy. Sutter will have to knock the socks off Bouwmeester's agent,
It appears as though the Flames will have at least $9.3 million coming off the cap on July 1 when the contracts of
Former first rounder
Easy? No...but workable. Of course, it all depends on Bouwmeester. If he's determined to explore his options, none of this deck shuffling amounts to anything.
Still, it was the right move to make. The Flames had two third rounders, so they were playing with house money. And given how badly they needed a shakeup after another one-and-done playoff effort, this was a bold move that speaks loudly to their desire to address the back end deficiencies that sank them last season. And you never know: the chance to play under
Should be an interesting couple of days.