Friedman examines contract situation between Treliving and Flames

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The Calgary Flames were bounced from the first round of the playoffs in four games by the Anaheim Ducks, prompting the focus to switch to what’s next for this franchise.

One of the key decisions moving forward will be whether or not to extend the contract of general manager Brad Treliving.

“You know, I don’t understand the way they’re doing this,” said NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman when asked about the Treliving situation specifically during a radio segment on Edmonton’s 630 CHED on Thursday afternoon. “It doesn’t make any sense to me.

“Look, are they going to make him a serious offer? Or are they going to make him an offer he can refuse. That’s my No. 1 question. Because I think they will make him an offer. I just don’t know what kind of offer it will be.

“The other thing I always wonder is when you let it get to this point – and I know the Flames have said, ‘We do business differently.” – well, sometimes you lose control over your business when you do it that way. I wonder if they’re looking at somebody else?

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“One thing I wouldn’t be surprised – I think if Treliving is not there, I think Craig Conroy becomes a pretty serious candidate to be the GM there.”

Treliving was hired as the general manager of the Flames three years ago, in late April of 2014.

The Flames finished fourth in the Pacific Division this season with a 45-33-4 mark, nabbing one of the two Western Conference Wild Card spots.

Source: 630 CHED

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