The Calgary Flames are off to a slow start after just two weeks into the NHL season and it seems that the team will either to try to add some quality veterans or scrap the season and go towards a youth movement.
The latest rumor from Bottom Line Hockey has the Flames sending the veteran winger to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a deal that would probably give Calgary some defense in return. Bourques has scored over 50 points the last two years and he has three goals already this season, but the team needs to shake things up and bring in some young players that are hungry and eager to play.
Toronto is always the top name when it comes to trade rumors, but this is one deal that makes sense as the Maple Leafs need some depth and another scorer to its roster. The Flames could use some youth as several of the team’s top payers are in the twilight of their careers and it’s hurting the team on the ice and with the salary cap.
If Calgary doesn’t improve shortly, there could be a number of veterans moved as the team will look for younger players and start the rebuilding process. Toronto has a good shot at the playoffs for the first time in a few years and the teams front office could pull the trigger on trades that will help them this NHL season.