Mackenzie Weegar Reveals harsh truth facing the Calgary Flames
BY TOM BANKS AUGUST 21, 2023 (10:46)
A rising star
One piece the Flames do have to build around is Mackenzie Weegar, who joined the team in the Jonathan Huberdeau trade a year ago, and after being very outspoken this summer, he's becoming a fan favourite in Calgary.
In 81 games a year ago, Weegar tallied 4 goals and 31 points, but found his groove in the back half of the season, and with Noah Hanifin likely to be moved, his role on the team will expand even more soon.
Playing in Calgary
However, despite the extensions for he and Huberdeau, not everyone wants to play north of the border, and even in Calgary specifically, and now, Weegar has opened up on that challenge of finding players that want to be there.
It's becoming clear that Calgary have a solid team going forward, but with six players heading for UFA status at the end of this upcoming season, it will become key for new GM Craig Conroy to find those players that want to be there and build a good young core for years to come.
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