Connect with us

Sportswire

TV anchor trolls Johnny Gaudreau for shocking free agent decision

Former Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau shocked the hockey world by deciding to sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, and one Calgary TV anchor is apparently pretty salty about the decision. Gaudreau, one of the better players in the NHL, signed a seven-year, $68.25 million deal with Columbus. The 28-year-old’s decision was a…

The post TV anchor trolls Johnny Gaudreau for shocking free agent decision appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Johnny Gaudreau looking ahead

May 15, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) during the first overtime period against the Dallas Stars in game seven of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Former Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau shocked the hockey world by deciding to sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, and one Calgary TV anchor is apparently pretty salty about the decision.

Gaudreau, one of the better players in the NHL, signed a seven-year, $68.25 million deal with Columbus.

The 28-year-old’s decision was a surprise because the belief around the league was that Gaudreau would sign with teams that were close to his native home state of New Jersey, like the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders or Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flames offered by all accounts a more lucrative deal than what Gaudreau ultimately accepted (eight years at an average annual value of $10.5 million). CBC Calgary News anchor Andrew Brown tweeted a brief video clip on Thursday of his closing remarks during a broadcast, which poked some fun at Gaudreau’s decision.

“That’s the news for now,” Brown said. “I’ll be back at 11, unless a news station in Columbus offers me way less money. Then I’ll probably go do that.”

The Flames finished last season with a 50-21-11 record and are losing a key contributor for their success. “Johnny Hockey” scored 40 goals and had 115 points last season. He helped lead the Flames to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a game-winning goal.

The post TV anchor trolls Johnny Gaudreau for shocking free agent decision appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent

MLB2 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL2 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB2 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL2 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL2 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL2 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF2 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB2 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA2 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA2 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...