Down at the Scotiabank Saddledome this very moment decisions are being made over the 2013-14 Calgary Flames roster.

On Thursday four more prospects — forwards Michael Ferland Max Reinhart and Corban Knight and defenceman Keegan Kanzig — were shipped off for further development. To the team’s American Hockey League affiliate the Abbotsford Heat went Ferland Reinhart and Knight while Kanzig enjoying an extended stay as an 18-year-old 2013 draft pick was sent back to his Western Hockey League team the Victoria Royals.

“These have been very very difficult decisions” said Flames general manager Jay Feaster. “As we said to the players as we’ve been meeting with them even the moves we made (Wednesday).

“It’s not a case of us being unhappy with their camps or the way they came in performed. It’s just for the first time in a long time we have some real good prospects. We have some real good young players pushing.”

However there are more discussions to be had — and big ones.

For instance the team’s three-way goaltending predicament between Karri Ramo Joey MacDonald and Reto Berra.