Last year there have been NHL rumors floating around that the Calgary Flames were looking to trade Johnny Gaudreau on the NHL trade deadline. The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the groups that had hobby.
Gaudreau is entering the final 12 months of a six-yr, $forty.5 million settlement. If the Calgary Flames are not in a function to make the playoffs through the 2022 NHL trade closing date, they may probable look to trade Gaudreau for as plenty as they are able to get.
Adam Gretz of NBC Sports reports there was little phrase at the popularity of contract talks. His settlement now has a modified no-trade clause that allows him to select five groups in which he may be traded. It severely limits the Flames’ options and puts a ton of stress on them to get a settlement signed, or chance losing considered one of their franchise players for not anything this upcoming July.
Gretz went on to mention, Gaudreau’s next deal might be going to be inside the $7.5-$8 million range at a minimal. That is going to ought to coincide with a brand new settlement for Matthew Tkachuk (limited loose agent after this season), Andrew Mangiapane (additionally a restricted unfastened agent after this season).
With a flat earnings cap next 12 months, can the Flames come up with the money for to re-sign all 3 players next summer season or will Gaudreau be traded in some unspecified time in the future this season if the Flames are not in a playoff position?