A Treliving masterclass: Twitter erupts as Kadri agrees to join Flames

Colorado Avalanche's Nazem Kadri. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

One of the summer's hottest free agents, Stanley Cup Champion Nazem Kadri, has finally found a home as the Calgary Flames continue their signing masterclass this summer.

Of course, the people of Twitter had much to say about the long-awaited move from the London, Ont. native.

Kadri, an unrestricted free agent, has reportedly signed a seven year, $49M contract with the Flames, that will take him to the age of 38.

Centre Sean Monahan was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in order to make cap space to sign Kadri, who tallied a career-high 87 points on 28 goals and 59 assists in 71 games this past season, adding another 15 points in 16 playoff games.

His previous six-year deal was with the Toronto Maple Leafs for $4.5 million a season, whom he had previously used his no-trade clause to block a move to Calgary in hopes of staying with the Leafs.

The move is another show-stopper from general manager Brad Treliving, who after losing Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuck, turned around and grabbed former Florida Panthers forward Johnathan Huberdeau and defenceman MacKenzie Weegar.

The Flames enter the 2022-23 season a contender in the Western Conference with many pieces to conclude their rebuild, and Kadri seems keen to join what is shaping up to be a fun squad in Alberta.

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