Calgary Flames Projected Lineup and Salary Cap Situation

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Feb 27, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman (6) skates against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Los Angeles Kings won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports


Mark GiordanoDennis Wideman

Ladislav SmidT.J. Brodie

Deryk EngellandKris Russell

Giordano is the captain and could be one of the most underrated defensemen in the entire league.  The rest of the unit is patchwork and does not inspire much awe.  They will be tested in the tough grind of the Western Conference night to night. It might be somewhat surprising to note that the 6 defensemen on the Flames roster account for nearly as much as the 14 forwards, with Wideman accounting for a team high $5.25M