Three Teams chasing Flames star Noah Hanifin after Erik Karlsson trade

Published August 13, 2023 at 4:50 PM

The Calgary Flames 2022-23 season didn't go as planned, and now with several key players to hit free agency next summer, they're expected to be very active in the trade market over the next few weeks and months.

Another top defenceman on the move?


After moving Tyler Toffoli, the Flames have decisions to make on several other players, and with the recent deal for Erik Karlsson in Pittsburgh, Noah Hanifin is the top name on the trade market.

Following another fantastic season, upping his point total to 86 over the past two years, it's clear Hanifin is capable of being the best defenceman on many teams around the league, and at 26-years of age, there's plenty of interest.

Three teams interested

According to recent reports, the Buffalo Sabres, Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings are all interested in his services, and with his desire to play in an American market, all three of those fit the bill.

With just one-year remaining on his deal with a $4.95 cap hit, all of these teams could easily acquire him with an extension in place, so for now, keep an eye on Calgary, as another big move could be coming.

As Read on Hockey Patrol - Three Teams Eyeing Noah Hanafin After Erik Karlsson Exits The Trade Market
August 13   |   55 answers
Three Teams chasing Flames star Noah Hanifin after Erik Karlsson trade

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