Top Insider Reveals How Much Elias Lindholm Will Get Paid

Published October 5, 2023 at 8:39
BY PAT QUINN
     
Elias Lindholm will become a free agent this summer, and all the talk around Flames Nation is whether to sign him or trade him. Once last season concluded and Daryl Sutter was still the head coach, Lindholm expressed his disappointment in the team.

It really did not seem like Lindholm would extend in Calgary this off-season. Then, once Sutter was fired and a new GM came in, talks began to heat up. It appears it will take #1 centre money to keep Lindholm in Calgary.

Elliotte Friedman's 32 Thoughts



In the latest 32 Thoughts column from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, one of the top insiders in hockey, he claims it will be in the $9 million range. That probably means between $8.5 million and $9.5 million, give or take an extra $250,000 on the high end.


"And it's possible Elias Lindholm's number is going to be higher than I initially thought in the $9 million range." - Elliotte Friedman

This all comes after Mikael Backlund extended for two additional years and was given the captaincy. Friedman notes that the whole mood and vibe around the Flames has improved, and it is such a positive environment now.

Elias Lindholm's Placement



Elias Lindholm is Calgary's #1 centre, and he has played like one too. It makes the most sense for his camp to want such a high salary, especially with the cap rising.

Last season, Lindholm had just 22 goals and 64 points in a season that saw many Flames hit career lows in points. A happy season, with renewed enthusiasm from all members of the team, should see Lindholm get closer to his 2021-22 season of 42 goals and 82 points.

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