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Old 07-13-2017, 03:50 PM   #98
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Originally Posted by SmoggyFlamesFan View Post
How could anyone entertain trading Bennett? He has potential to be a breakout piece as our highest ever drafted player. You do not want to explore that option unless it's for MacKinnon
I am in no way suggesting Calgary should or will trade Bennett. I love the kid as a Flame.

That said... if Calgary does re-sign Backlund and continue to be intent on developing Bennett at Center, I could certainly see a future where Sam gets moved. He's simply too good to be stuck playing third line minutes with depth forwards. He will never realize his true potential in that role, so if his value is high and the Flames can maximize it, I wouldn't be shocked to see them move him.

But I WOULD be shocked if that were to happen before Backlund signs on the dotted line.

I want to keep both of them because I'm selfish. I just don't know if it actually happens.

If they finally cave and move him to wing, all bets are off.
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