The Calgary Flames have been forced to make some changes this off-season, changes most fans likely didn't expect. After losing their top two players this off-season the organization was forced to pivot in their plans. But somehow it appears that General Manager, Brad Treliving may have pulled a rabbit out of his hat and somehow made the Flames a better team despite losing Johnny Gaudreau
and Matthew Tkachuk
Brad Treliving did everything in his power to try and re-sign Gaudreau, but at the final moment Gaudreau informed him he had no interest in staying. This timeline didn't even allow the Flames to try and workout a deal to move Gaudreau for assets.
Gaudreau went onto sign a 7-year deal worth $68,250,000 with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Luckily for the Flames, Matthew Tkachuk
would inform them of his intentions to leave, which allowed the Flames to maximize their return for him via trade.
So to say Flames fans hold some resentment towards Gaudreau would be an understatement. During a concert by Loud Luxury, the lead singer asked the crowd a very simple question.
Hey Calgary what do you want to say to Johnny Hockey right now?
Thousands of Flames fans in unison would show their displeasure with Gaudreau, letting out a massive boo.
This is likely just a preview of wbat will happen when Gaudreau returns to the Scotiabank Saddledome next season.