Calgary power forward Micheal Ferland, who broke out during last year’s stirring playoff run, is still without a new contract just weeks away from the start of training camp.
But according to Flames GM Brad Treliving, the only two things holding up the deal — how much Ferland will make, and how long it will be.
(So everything, basically.)
“Just money and term, that’s all,” Treliving said, per the Calgary Sun. “We’ll bang away. We haven’t been able to find something that both sides nod on yet, but we’ve still got some time.”
Ferland, 23, made his NHL debut last season and fared well, scoring two goals and five points in 26 games. But it was in the opening round of the playoffs when he really made his mark — against Vancouver, Ferland delivered six games’ worth of ferocious hits and finished with two goals, four points and the reputation as a fearsome forechecker.
The WHL Brandon product made $797,500 annually on his entry-level deal, which expired in July.