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Old 01-22-2022, 09:48 AM   #881
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Gotta say Iíve never seen a playerís mom forecast a contract signing before
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:49 AM   #882
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Not for that.

Why would a person go through all the trouble with immigration offices if they didn't see at least a mid to long term future.

Theyve lived apart for years, for her to move now is telling.
I remember when Gaudreau 1st went to the all star game and the Quebec media was interviewing him. I believe his Dad is from a town in Vermont that is literally on the Canada/USA border. I believe he mentioned his grandparents were from Quebec or something along those lines.

I know he will never play for team Canada, but I wonder if he has dual citizenship to ease his work/travel requirements.

I imagine this is the same question for Tkachuk as his Mom is from Winnipeg and his uncle is an agent.
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Old 01-22-2022, 10:23 AM   #883
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Reasonably sure Gaudreauís wife knew he played for the Calgary Flames, and yet she still married him!

The narrative that Gaudreauís wife will pull him away from Calgary flies in the face of what his public comments were last summer. Keep in mind, he didnít have to say anything when asked about resigning. He could have said a number of things that skirted the issue but instead he specifically said he would like to stay if the organization was happy with what he has brought to the team. I doubt very much he would publicly say he would like to stay without having that conversation with his wife.
I'm not putting much into words said. Everything has been very general. Once the contract is over and the offers roll in, all that is out the window. And yes his wife knew he played here but she also knows he no longer has to in a few months as well. For all I know she loves Calgary and thinks this is an ideal place to start a family. Or maybe both are saying it would be nice to be closer to the east coast. I'm just saying this is a blank slate for him and her and I'm sure they will consider all options. And every option will likely have pros and cons. The fact there will be options makes me think it's a coin flip he comes back.
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Old 01-22-2022, 10:28 AM   #884
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One of the biggest advantages the Flames have is the ability to offer 8 years, however on the flip side, Treliving has yet to sign anyone to an 8 year deal.
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Old 01-22-2022, 11:26 AM   #885
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I'm pretty sure this just settled it. Close the thread down.

EDIT: Ok so perusing Jane Gaudreau's tweets just cemented my opinion now there is no way he leaves Calgary. She loves Calgary.

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Old 01-22-2022, 11:39 AM   #886
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Let's meet the Gaudreaus at the airport with white Stetsons.
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Old 01-22-2022, 12:31 PM   #887
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This settles it. Johnny needs to fire his agent and have his mom represent him. He would be signed by end of weekend if she was in charge. Lol
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This settles it. Johnny needs to fire his agent and have his mom represent him. He would be signed by end of weekend if she was in charge. Lol
hell I'm not opposed to trying her on the 4th line
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I think Johnny re-signing here is just a formality at this point and it will happen. I get the impression that his family is happy and proud of what he has achieved in Calgary and why wouldn't they. It's a good situation here for him plus it's relatively close to home for him, a quick flight.

He's done a lot for himself and the Flames are his team at this point. Sure he may be able to get a bit more money elsewhere but what about everything else including playoff success and winning a cup? I don't see Johnny abandoning that considering everything else he's achieved and overcome, why would he stop there and just go to another team for a bit more money? I just don't see it.
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Old 01-22-2022, 12:47 PM   #890
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I think Johnny re-signing here is just a formality at this point and it will happen. I get the impression that his family is happy and proud of what he has achieved in Calgary and why wouldn't they. It's a good situation here for him plus it's relatively close to home for him, a quick flight.

He's done a lot for himself and the Flames are his team at this point. Sure he may be able to get a bit more money elsewhere but what about everything else including playoff success and winning a cup? I don't see Johnny abandoning that considering everything else he's achieved and overcome, why would he stop there and just go to another team for a bit more money? I just don't see it.

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Its about 3500KM away.
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Old 01-22-2022, 12:52 PM   #891
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Brian Burke used to go to Toronto regularly when he worked here and probably when he was on the west coast as well as he still kept a home there.
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I think Johnny re-signing here is just a formality at this point and it will happen. I get the impression that his family is happy and proud of what he has achieved in Calgary and why wouldn't they. It's a good situation here for him plus it's relatively close to home for him, a quick flight.

He's done a lot for himself and the Flames are his team at this point. Sure he may be able to get a bit more money elsewhere but what about everything else including playoff success and winning a cup? I don't see Johnny abandoning that considering everything else he's achieved and overcome, why would he stop there and just go to another team for a bit more money? I just don't see it.
I donít think he will get more money from another team. Tre knows he has to pay top dollar for Johnny. With most 1st line players having nmc and Calgary on the list itís not easy to make a trade for one. If a ufa of Johnnyís caliber comes up there is very little chance they would entertain offers from the flames other than trying to use them to get more money from another team. Johnny says he wants to stay and I doubt Tre is going to find many of those on the market. In my opinion the only reason Johnny hasnít signed yet is that heís making sure that flames will be a winning upper echelon team for years to come. Donít forget Sutter is only signed for next season and might just go back to farm after that. Also the flames prospect pool isnít exactly flush with blue chip talent coming up the ranks. I know some posters donít think not having a new arena is a big deal but I think it definitely plays into it. I was on the side that they either should have traded him or signed before his nmc kicked in . Now that itís gone Iím all aboard the sign Johnny train. Canít lose him for nothing .
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Old 01-22-2022, 02:04 PM   #893
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This settles it. Johnny needs to fire his agent and have his mom represent him. He would be signed by end of weekend if she was in charge. Lol
Ironically, it was his mom that originally wanted him to stay in school and not go pro until he was done. It had nothing to do with Calgary of course, but she valued the education as a good plan B if professional hockey didnít turn out. Fortunately everything worked out.
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Old 01-22-2022, 02:21 PM   #894
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If Jay Feaster did one thing right, it was winning over Jane Gaudreau and the Gaudreau family.

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I remember the day when John was drafted by the Flames. He was playing in a AAA hockey summer tournament with all of his friends that my husband runs every year. Someone ran over to the bench and said something to Guy (who was coaching). All the kids started banging their sticks on the ice. I was in the bleachers, at the other end, thinking “what is going on?” Guy yelled over to me to tell me John was drafted. I said "where?" and he yelled out "Calgary." Again, I said "where?" and he repeated "Calgary." I didn’t know much about Calgary other than the Olympics were there and it was very far away. I immediately started to cry. One of the other mothers came over and said, "oh my gosh, you’re crying … you must be so happy!" I said "no, I’m crying because it’s so far away!"

I didn’t exactly know where Calgary was but I did know it wasn’t near any of the other Canadian cities where we played youth hockey, like Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa. Immediately, I looked it up on my phone and saw it was 2,363 miles away. I was so upset.

A couple of days after the Draft, the biggest bouquet of flowers I have ever seen in my life was delivered to our house. They were from Jay Feaster, who was the Flames’ general manager at the time, and card attached that read, "Jane, welcome to the Flames family. PS: Calgary isn’t that far away." I don’t know how Mr. Feaster knew I was so upset but that gesture meant so much to me.
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Jane and Guy Gaudreau are hockey royalty in this city and deserve to be with how they’ve embraced the city and Johnny playing here.
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Brian Burke used to go to Toronto regularly when he worked here and probably when he was on the west coast as well as he still kept a home there.
Calgary to Toronto is a 3.5 hour flight, and there are tons of direct flights.

Versus 6.5 hours assuming you get a direct flight.

Johnny is not a quick flight to visiting his parents.
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Old 01-22-2022, 02:30 PM   #896
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I. Sure he may be able to get a bit more money elsewhere but what about everything else including playoff success and winning a cup?
I hadn't realized that Calgary was a destination based on playoff success and Stanley Cups......
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Good sign! I know the Gaudreau family is tight ní all, but I think his family is scattered all around anyway. Johnnyís brother has been playing pro hockey all over the country, his sister Katie I think is away for college. No one is really ďat homeĒ anyway. So in the end, itís either a long drive or long plane ride anyway, so I donít think distance is the issue.

I think if Treliving opens the purse strings a bit, Johnny will re-sign.
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Old 01-22-2022, 02:35 PM   #898
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He's been here 7 years.

I'm sure he doesn't need someone to listen off reasons why Calgary is palatable.

And I don't think there has been a single occasion in his Flames career that indicated he wanted to be playing anywhere else.
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Old 01-22-2022, 02:46 PM   #899
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Johnny signs an 8 year deal he will have a lot of the all time franchise records in his sight. He has the chance to be the best player to wear the jersey

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If Philly wants Gaudreau they can make a pretty strong offer and I think it's a toss up if he re-signs here or there.

JG seems like a big family guy and his dad was having health problems. When my parents started "getting old" and having fairly serious health problems, I wanted to spend more time with them. If I was in another country across the continent I would probably try and move closer to them if the opportunity presented itself.
I'm pretty sure JG is close friends with Haye's too? Add in that is girlfriend is also from the area and that Philly has the cap space...

I don't think Philly will rebuild. They're actually a fairly similar team to Calgary. They're a middling team but have some good players going into their primes.

Philly similar to Calgary?

They have lost 11 in a row, lack any young top end talent, and currently sit 28th in the league and 14 points out of a playoff spot.

Theyíve also played the 3rd most games in the league. They are a bottom feeder in desperate need of a rebuild. Their moves this summer only hurt them more.
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