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New Details Emerge Of A Major Trade Involving Johnny Gaudreau To A Familiar Landing Spot

Published December 29, 2023 at 8:52 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
In Columbus, a new report is curculating about the Blue Jackets' potential trade intentions involving all of their players outside their young prospects.

This includes Johnny Gaudreau, Columbus' star forward who signed an important contract worth over $68 million with the team less than two years ago.

Gaudreau Involved in Major Trade Rumors



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Gaudreau, has faced challenges in his second season with the Blue Jackets, scoring 22 points in 35 games, which puts him on track for just 63 points for the whole season.

According to Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia, Gaudreau's name been involved in trade rumors.

What adds intrigue to these trade rumors is the belief that the Philadelphia Flyers, surprisingly in a playoff position during the holiday break, might be considering a move to acquire Gaudreau.

Jonathan Bailey of Philly Hockey Now believes the Flyers could be considering a move to bring Gaudreau to Philadelphia.


Flyers Apparently Interested in Trading for Gaudreau




While this notion might seem like a perfect scenario for many, especially Flyers' fans, it's worth noting that before Gaudreau signed with the Blue Jackets, there were rumors that the New Jersey native wished to play closer to home. The Flyers, Gaudreau's favorite team during his upbringing, were believed to be on his shortlist.

As we approach 2024, with the Flyers in an excellent position to make a play for Gaudreau, it appears that his dream destination could be within reach.

The Flyers and their general manager, Daniel Briere, would need to make a compelling offer to acquire Gaudreau, and some names have surfaced as potential assets to secure his services in Philadelphia.

«I have a ton of family here, all my friends,» the 30-year-old previously said. «I actually have a wedding this weekend in South Jersey, and all my friends come back here. All my good friends and kids who I have played with all my life are from South Jersey, so it would be sweet to play here someday.»

«You never know in sports. It's a lot of support back here in South Jersey and the Philly area, they follow me pretty well.»


While no concrete proposal has been reported from the Flyers to secure Gaudreau's transfer from Columbus, it's hard to deny that this rumor aligns with Gaudreau's desire to join the Flyers as a free agent last summer.


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