Toffoli said he wanted to sign extension in Cgy but requested a trade after contract talks weren’t initiated.
“I was waiting for an extension conversation and there was none coming and didn’t feel like there was one in the future.
It didn’t sound like there was any sort of need…
– Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) June 28, 2023
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.
– Interesting reading.
Ok Alex Newhook and the Canadiens continuing to believe in their development model’s ability to mitigate risk and maximize reward: https://t.co/YoVMTsmmgc
– Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) June 28, 2023
– Surprise result.
– Everything changes so quickly.
Dubois’ flirtation with Montreal is a thing of the past. From the famous photos on social networks to Dubois’ transaction requests, a few words on the soap opera of the last few monthshttps://t.co/rvOzfbx5YF
– Guillaume Lefrançois 🟦🇨🇿 (@glefrancoisLP) June 28, 2023
Sorry folks – in the abyss AKA @EWRairport trying to get on a flight that’s a day and a half later 😵💫😵💫😤. Last tweet meant All-Star G Logan Thompson of @GoldenKnights drawing some interest from clubs to see if he’s available.@espn @NHL @NHLNetwork #HockeyTwitter
– Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) June 28, 2023