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Tyler Toffoli left Calgary because the GM wouldn’t talk contract extension
Tyler Toffoli was one of several players to show interest in leaving the Calgary Flames in recent days. In addition to him, Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin and Michael Backlund have not expressed any desire to continue wearing the colors of the Alberta city in the long term.

While the Lindholm file is still open for discussion, the Toffoli file was settled this evening by Craig Conroy.

Simply because there was no offer for Toffoli.

Yes, yes, the former CH forward was ready to get along with the team, but when he couldn’t have a discussion with Conroy, he knew right away that his future was going to be elsewhere.

Toffoli made the statement at a press conference following the trade that brought him to the New Jersey Devils, as reported by Sportsnet’s Eric Francis.

Toffoli added that he didn’t feel he was wanted, and didn’t believe a contract extension discussion would happen in the future.

It’s a personal decision in his case.

Toffoli’s version of the story is slightly different from that conveyed by Conroy. The GM said that the player originally wanted to stay, but suddenly changed his mind. He wants to make sure that players want to stay in Calgary, and that was no longer the case with number 73. However, he did not mention the non-existent discussions between the two sides.

It’s amazing how the Flames have lost their lustre in just one year. After acquiring Jonathan Huberdeau and Mackenzie Weegar, all hopes were high for a long playoff run. Unfortunately for Calgary, the season didn’t go as planned and the team will have a completely new look next year.

It remains to be seen whether the Flames can compete next year.

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