Flames add Leopold. Jokinen next?
The Flames have acquired Jordan Leopold from the Colorado Avalanche for a second round pick (acquired from Montreal in Tanguay trade), prospect defenseman Ryan Wilson and recent waiver wire pickup Lawrence Nycholat. This is a good deal for the Flames as Leopold will add some quality defensive depth on defense which every Cup contending team can use and it doesn’t cost them all that much.
TSN is also reporting that the Flames are in serious discussions with Phoenix about acquiring Olli Jokinen. The issue is that the Flames are right up against the cap and the Leopold trade doesn’t help things and Phoenix is unlikely to want to take much salary back. If they do acquire Jokinen, maybe Aucoin and his $4 million salary gets moved to make room for Jokinen’s salary.