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Flames to chase Boston College star Kevin Hayes?

Jimmy Hayes of the U.S. blocks Vladimir Denisov of Belarus during the first period of their men's...

Jimmy Hayes of the U.S. blocks Vladimir Denisov of Belarus during the first period of their men's ice hockey World Championship Group B game at Minsk Arena in Minsk May 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:18 PM ET

CALGARY - John Gaudreau and Bill Arnold are already signed and sealed in the fold.

So the Calgary Flames will look at the possibility of adding the final third of the Boston College Eagles line that dominated the NCAA ranks last season, provided Kevin Hayes doesn’t sign a last-second deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Hayes, whom the ’Hawks selected 24th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, is on the verge of becoming an unrestricted free agent Saturday.

His agent, Robert Murray, told the Chicago Tribune it’s “not likely” Hayes will ink an entry-level pact with the ’Hawks by Friday night’s deadline, so he will be able to choose which team he joins.

Naturally, the Flames would be interested in adding the 22-year-old right winger to their prospect pool for a few reasons.

For starters, his ties to Gaudreau and Arnold could be an obvious lure, since the three of them combined for 77 goals and 198 points in 40 games this past season for Boston College.


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