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Gaudreau reveals what caused him to leave practice early, causing trade speculation

Josh Vold   ·   24 février 2020
It was the NHL trade deadline today, which meant that fans everywhere were on their toes and getting overly excited about every piece of news that came out about a player. This was especially true for Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau today.

Earlier on Monday, it was reported by a handful of Flames media members that Gaudreau had left practice early. Naturally, this led to a lot of trade speculation.

However, the rumors weren't made up on the spot. Over the past few weeks leading up to the deadline, there was a small possibility that Gaudreau, who is struggling this season, could be dealt. Obviously, that didn't turn out to be the case.

When we reached the trade deadline, we realized that the reason for Gaudreau leaving practice wasn't due to a trade, so what was it?

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Well, it turns out that Gaudreau's reasoning was pretty simple and definitely not as exciting as we thought. The Flames' star was just taking a bathroom break, but was told by interim head coach Geoff Ward to not bother returning because their prep session was almost over.

"I had to pee," Gaudreau said.

Gaudreau currently leads the Flames in scoring with 52 points (16 goals, 36 assists) in 63 games this season, but his offensive output has dropped significantly this season, compared to his 99-point effort last season.

"I didn't think it was going to be that big of a deal," Gaudreau said with a smile. "Next time I will hold it in as long as I can, until practice is over."

Source: Calgary Sun
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QUIZ ON TRADERUMOURS
image
What does Forrest Gump do while telling his story on a bench?
HE WAITS FOR JENNY
HE WAITS FOR THE BUS
HE WAITS FOR THE SUNSET
HE WAITS FOR THE TRAIN
SURVEY
Which scenario would you prefer if the NHL season restart?
END OF REGULAR SEASON + PLAYOFFS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH 16 TEAMS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH MORE TEAMS
IT'S BETTER TO CANCEL THE SEASON