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Lots of teams would want Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin

The Calgary Flames have had some good years with Noah Hanifin. He was the fifth overall pick by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Draft and played his college hockey at Boston College.

Carolina traded him to Calgary with Elias Lindholm in exchange for Micheal Ferlund, Adam Fox, and Dougie Hamilton. This is a hockey trade that ended up mostly working out for both sides.

Now, he is on an expiring contract so the Flames could be looking to move him. Just like Tanev, teams might be excited to add a good defenseman ahead of the postseason.

Hanifin defends well but he also brings a lot more offense to the table than Tanev. So far this season, Hanifin has five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 29 games played. Everyone would love to add that type of production to their back end.

If Hanifin were put on a really good team again, you might see his production take another step forward. Although he has been in the league for 9 years, he is still just 26 years old. The Flames should be trying to move him for a good return as soon as possible.