Insider Reveals why Flames Star Noah Hanifin Broke Off Extension Talks With the Team

Published November 18, 2023 at 4:33 PM

The Calgary Flames appear on the verge of trading some of their biggest Unrestricted Free Agent stars, and now, it has been revealed just why this may have impacted extension talks with one of those stars.

Insider reveals why Hanifin stopped extension talks


Just a few weeks ago, it was revealed that defenseman Noah Hanifin and Calgary were closing in on a long-term deal, and then suddenly, all of those talks stopped, but it was never clarified why that happened.

Now, Insider Elliotte Friedman has revealed that the reason the talks stopped were because of Hanifin himself, as he saw the direction the team was going in, and believed he may be better off elsewhere.

REPORT: #Flames defender Noah Hanifin was reportedly close to signing a massive extension with the club worth over $60 million last month.

The player ultimately changed his mind on the deal and broke off negotiations, given the team's performance and potential change in direction. That ship has now sailed for both sides.

As Calgary begins to listen to offers on some of their other pending UFAs — Lindholm, Tanev, and Zadorov — one club that checked in and «took a long look» on Hanifin over the past week or two were the #Yotes.

The Calgary Flames are moving in a new direction

While the Flames aren't expected to go into full-on rebuild mode, it appears they're ready to hand the reigns of the team to their younger players, and with Hanifin, Tanev, Zadorov and Lindholm all UFA's, they're likely to be moved in the coming months.

Unsurprisingly, Hanifin clearly doesn't want to be a part of a rebuild like that, and would like to go somewhere that's ready to win, and with the Flames looking to get back top assets, they're going to draw plenty of interest for the 26-year old star.

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Insider Reveals why Flames Star Noah Hanifin Broke Off Extension Talks With the Team

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