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Old 08-10-2019, 12:57 PM   #1
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Does this need it’s own thread? Probably not, but the offseason has gone quiet so why not!

https://www.nhl.com/news/johnny-gaud...up/c-308490928

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Johnny Gaudreau is confident the two biggest offseason moves made by the Calgary Flames has them closer to winning the Stanley Cup.

The Flames signed unrestricted free agent goalie Cam Talbot to a one-year, $2.75 million contract on July 1 and acquired forward Milan Lucic in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers on July 19 for forward James Neal.

"Obviously we've been looking for a little bit of toughness on our team and Lucic brings that," Gaudreau said after playing in a Checking For Charity game at Flyers Skate Zone on Friday. "I've heard he's a great teammate and he works hard so I'm looking forward to that. Got to meet Talbot when I was in Calgary. Great person, great goaltender. I remember going into Edmonton a lot of games and not coming out with a goal or a win because he stood on his head. I'm looking forward to both of them."
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However, like the rest of the Flames' offense, they went quiet during a five-game loss to the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Gaudreau had one assist in the final four games of the series, all Flames losses, and the big line combined for four points (two goals, two assists).

"That sat with us most of the summer, pretty much every player," Gaudreau said. "We know we need to be better coming into the playoffs. That's one thing we've obviously learned from the past season, you've got to be playing your best hockey going into the playoffs."
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The focus of Gaudreau's offseason has been getting stronger in the gym and learning from Lindholm to be better defensively. But he said he's confident that he and his line can better, and the Flames can improve after they finished with 107 points, best in the Western Conference and second-best in the NHL behind the Tampa Bay Lightning (128).

"That first season we built a lot of chemistry together, learned playing together," Gaudreau said. "We started off quickly getting to know each other, the chemistry on the ice. After a full year like that you grow as a line, grow as a team, get better each day. I think it'll be exciting for us."
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:06 PM   #2
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Gaudreau has been hanging out a lot with Colin White since the worlds; could he be a target?? Brodie + Jankowski for Colin White?? Gives us cap relief and a young right handed Center who can play wing too.
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Gaudreau has been hanging out a lot with Colin White since the worlds; could he be a target?? Brodie + Jankowski for Colin White?? Gives us cap relief and a young right handed Center who can play wing too.
Why does Ottawa do that?
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Just spit balling FFF; and it’s not like Brodie/Jankowski are junk. Brodie would slot into their top 4 nicely and Jankowski is a PK specialist, if we had to add a 2nd round pick as a sweetener it could work. What do you think Colin White would cost?
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Just spit balling FFF; and it’s not like Brodie/Jankowski are junk. Brodie would slot into their top 4 nicely and Jankowski is a PK specialist, if we had to add a 2nd round pick as a sweetener it could work. What do you think Colin White would cost?
Not trying to derail the thread but they’d asked for Andersson or Dube+.
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Yeah, there's little chance that Ottawa is parting with the guy who's gonna be their 1C this year. I think White factors into their longterm plans as a really good second-line forward.
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:13 PM   #7
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No doubt Lucic's toughness is welcomed by Gaudreau.
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Johnny saying indirectly that Lucic will make the team play bigger and they got pushed around a bit too much. Still dislike the trade and think Lucic is too slow for NHL now but maybe there's something there with his toughness.
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They should have asked him if the purple Gatorade is coming back.
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I believe in Adam Oates. He will save Lucic and we will be praising Tree and Oates for years. I'll grow a strain in name of them.
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"I've heard he's a great teammate and he works hard so I'm looking forward to that ...maybe reading too much into it but kinda seems like a shot at neal
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"I've heard he's a great teammate and he works hard so I'm looking forward to that ...maybe reading too much into it but kinda seems like a shot at neal
I read it that way too.
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I'm happy with Johnny hitting the weights as long as hit mitts stay silky
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I'm happy with Johnny hitting the weights as long as hit mitts stay silky
Johnny pushing 160 pounds now... allegedly:

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