Johnny Gaudreau Finished in Calgary

The Calgary Flames did everything in their power to keep superstar Johnny Gaudreau, in the end, family came first. Gaudreau informed the Flames of his very tough decision and hits the market as the best free-agent forward available.

Flames general manager Brad Treliving offered Gaudreau a maximum eight-year extension at $10 million per season, meanwhile it wasn't the money at all that's at hand here. Gaudreau will do what's best for the ones close. 

Look for the New Jersey Devils to come in with a huge offer, same goes for the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders. Adding a 115-point winger for the next seven seasons helps any team.

Hard not to forget when Darryl Sutter called out Gaudreau during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and how much easier it made the decision to leave. Gaudreau goes down as one of the all-time great Flames and will receive a huge ovation the first time he returns. An emotional day in Calgary as management moves on without Johnny Hockey; cue the message board.

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