Every year, July 1 signifies Canada Day and Jarome Iginla’s birthday – it’s nice that we get the day off work to commemorate both events. But this year, July 1 is the beginning of the first buyout window in the National Hockey League’s off-season calendar. Don’t expect the Calgary Flames to utilize this buyout window. The Flames won’t avoid the buyout window due to any hesitance to spend money. Sure, under general manager Brad Treliving they’ve had just a single trade where they’ve retained salary – that was David Rittich to Toronto at the 2021 trade deadline. But they’ve paid six players to play elsewhere under his regime via buyouts.