Jay Feaster made it relatively clear — he could be very active on Trade Deadine Day.
Feaster said he could be looking to make significant changes if his team doesn’t improve the level of play they’ve shown in their last two games.
“If we don’t show a whole lot more urgency heading into Monday, you guys will be busy as it relates to the goings on in Calgary,” Feaster told Sportsnet’s Roger Millions on Thursday.
“It’s our veterans that haven’t come to play in the last games,” Feaster explained. “That’s where we have to talk about intellectual honesty. If our play isn’t trending to be a playoff team and we have to be honest and have to look to marshal some assets … Our vets need to carry us and we need more from our veteran players.”
Feaster said he could have a busy day on Monday if the Flames’ results don’t drastically improve within the next 72 hours. Right now, Feaster is hoping that his team can get back on track and start showing the level of urgency that he’s looking for.
With a strong group of prospects such as Sven Baertschi, Michael Ferland, Max Reinhardt, Leland Irving in the system, Feaster won’t overpay for short-term rental players and remains focused on his team’s long-term plan.
“If there’s a deal that doesn’t mortgage the future on a rental player, then we would look to do that, he said. “But again, this team does what we did in Edmonton and through two periods on Thursday, this team isn’t inspiring a lot of confidence in me that they’re serious”
The Flames currently sit in ninth place in the Western Conference and take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.