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REPORT: Insider Reveals Backlund's Future With the Calgary Flames


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Tyler Ball
September 26, 2023  (3:52 PM)
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The Calgary Flames have had a turbulent offseason. They fired both their General Manager and Head Coach this offseason. Their captaincy has also been vacant and surrounded by controversy. Controversy including veteran Flames forward Mikael Backlund.

Backlund's Future With The Flames Revealed

After an offseason filled with controversy and frustration things might be looking up for Mikael Backlund and the Calgary Flames. A new insider report has confirmed that the two sides are finally on the same page.
Eric Francis this morning on Sportsnet 960 said he expects a Backlund extension and a press conference for him getting the C will happen "in the next 2 weeks." #Flames

Backlund is heading into the final year of his contract this season. Many speculated that the Flames were hesitant to give Backlund the captaincy due to this combined with his age. Now this seems to be shut down by Eric Francis.

Backlund Continues A Long Legacy With The Flames

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Mikael Backlund sounds as though he will be continuing with the Flames in a new role. Backlund has been vocal about wanting to be the captain of the Flames for several seasons now. It seems 2023-24 will be his shot to finally wear the 'C' on his chest.
Backlund will be heading into his 16th season as a member of the Calgary Flames. During that time he has racked up 492 points in 908 games. He bring experience and leadership to a Flames team looking to get back on track. Backlund along with other stars like Jonathan Huberdeau and Mackenzie Weegar will need to get back to their high level of play.
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REPORT: Insider Reveals Backlund's Future With the Calgary Flames

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