Today the Flames qualified offers to the following RFA: Ian White, Brett Sutter, Kris Chuko, Matt Pelech, Gord Baldwin, Matt Keetley, J.D. Watt and the G Henrik Karlsson.
They also put Ales Kotalik on waivers. That means, stemming from last year, the Calgary Flames have given up: the chance to sign Cammalleri for just over Jokinen money, Brandon Prust, Matt Lombardi, and a first round pick. In return we’ve received Jokinen, Chris Higgins, and Ales Kotalik.
Jokinen is gone, Higgins may or may not be signed as a UFA, and Kotalik and his monster salary is on waivers.
That means the Flames gave up Cammalleri, Lombardi, Prust, and a first rounder for NOTHING.