There's no doubt about it: the Calgary Flames know just what they have to do to fix their team, and they're doing exactly what it takes. First, it was upgrading their top four by acquiring and signing Dougie Hamilton. Now, it's addressing their lack of right wingers by adding the best one on the market: Michael Frolik.
The Flames have signed Frolik to a five-year deal worth an annual average value of $4.3 million. Frolik is 27 years old, so he'll be 32 by the time it expires, and shouldn't run the risk of declining. He becomes the Flames' most expensive forward, but he's absolutely worth it.
We profiled Frolik earlier as a key free agent target for the Flames.
Frolik is coming off of a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets. He scored 19 goals and 42 points over 82 games last season, averaging 17:30 minutes in ice time. He's a consistent 40-point player, only failing to reach those totals three times: twice when used exclusively in a defensive role by the Chicago Blackhawks, and once when he scored 38 points after being traded from the Florida Panthers to the Blackhawks.
He also had 55.6% CF at even strength, addressing another major issue of the Flames': possession. The Flames had major problems with it throughout last season, and the Czech winger's mere presence should help fix it.
As a 27-year-old positive possession right winger, Frolik is everything the Flames needed. And now they have him, and at a reasonable price.