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Monahan wants term, will consider less money to help Flames contend

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Sean Monahan wants to help the Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup, and understands his role goes beyond on-ice performance.

Monahan's kept an eye on the dollars and term being allocated elsewhere in his first summer as a restricted free agent. And after seeing Steven Stamkos make concessions on his long-term pact with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he said he's willing to do the same in order to help Flames brass surround him - and fellow free agent Johnny Gaudreau - with capable talent.

"If you're a high-end player and you're playing somewhere at a young age, that's where your heart is and that's where you want to win," Monahan said Monday on TSN, according to

"Our goal is to bring a Stanley Cup to Calgary, so if that's what it is, that we can bring other players in, to have a little extra money room and get them in to help us to be a better team, I think that's the idea."

Instead, Monahan's representatives are insisting on term in their ongoing negotiations with Brad Treliving and his staff.

"I definitely want to be there for a long time," the forward said. "So I would prefer a longer-term contract, but that's not up for me to decide. So I think I want to be there, I want to be in Calgary for the rest of my career, so that's something that I'm looking forward to doing."

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