Anyone who had any notion of a teardown, or even some kind of soft rebuild, or perhaps a gentle re-tooling, forget it.

The Calgary Flames, believe it or not, are making a run for it.

This year.

Thursday, they acquired a forward who turns 30 in June, who commands a salary of $6 million — while giving up a package that includes a high draft pick and a highly regarded prospect.

Stoked now are the team's post-season hopes.