Flames Rumors: Team Worried About "Johnny Gaudreau Situation" With Elias Lindholm

According to recent reports, there is uncertainty surrounding the future of Elias Lindholm, the top center for the Calgary Flames.

Despite the team's efforts to secure a contract extension, Lindholm is leaning towards not re-signing with the Flames, creating a similar situation that the team faced with Johnny Gaudreau, before he ultimately signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

This disappointing update has raised concerns among the Flames' management and fans alike. Lindholm's potential departure would be a significant blow to the team, given his valuable contributions on the ice, including a stellar season with career-high goals and points.

The Flames had hoped to retain him, but if an extension cannot be reached, they may consider exploring trade options as they did with Matthew Tkachuk.

The team now faces a pivotal period as they navigate Lindholm's future and evaluate potential moves during the offseason.

The Flames' management will need to make crucial decisions to address the potential void left by Lindholm's departure and ensure the team remains competitive moving forward. Photo Credit:  Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports