Reports surfaced today suggesting that the Calgary Flames inquiry into the availability of Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was met with huge demand, and they may have already made the decision to look elsewhere.
According to a report from Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, the Flames are now targeting the Colorado Avalanche's starting goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Lavoie adds that he is unsure as to the availability of Varlamov from Colorado's perspective at the moment.
Varlamov carries a cap hit of $5.9 million for three more seasons, and is coming off one of the worst statistical seasons of his National Hockey League career which could result in Colorado choosing to jettison him to Calgary for the right price.
For the Flames they could be hoping a change of scenery helps Varlamov get back to form, which would give them a solid starter under contract for the next several seasons.