Sign and trade makes Wideman Flames newest D-man Oh so he's an "impending defenseman" is he? So right now he's not a defenseman? Not exactly a ringing endorsement of his defensive zone play. In all seriousness though, to me this deal signals that the Flames are not in fact going to go into rebuild mode. Iginla said he didn't want any part of a rebuild and they must have assured him they wouldn't go that direction because they convinced him to give Wideman a call to help close the deal.