Elias Lindholm would be great for a team looking to add a great forward
As mentioned before, the Flames acquired Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin at the same time. It would be interesting to see them traded away in the same year as well. Maybe they could even package them together as they were before.
Lindholm, however, is a forward unlike the previous two guys named. He is the definition of a high-end second-line center. He doesn't have 90-100 points like a top-line guy but he will get anywhere from 60-80 most years.
In his NHL career, he has 210 goals and 321 assists for 531 points in 772 games. He also plays well away from the puck.
This season, he has seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points in 29 games played. If he jumped ship to a team with even better weapons around him, you may see those numbers soar.
Lindholm could probably use a change of scenery after seeing a lot of other good forwards he's played with move on. Things haven't been the same for him since Tkachuk and Gaudreau left so it is time to see him on another team with wingers that can help get him back to his normal production.
The Flames might have to lose a few more games to declare themselves as sellers. It is hard to see them winning enough to become buyers so they might just sell anyway. There is a chance here with all of these expiring contracts to start building back up for the future.