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Johnny Gaudreau- The Little Guy Who Can

from Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated,

“He looks like he could be your paperboy,” says Jane, his mother. Or, if you prefer, an “altar boy” (Flames president Brian Burke), “stick boy” (teammate T.J. Brodie), “water bug” (Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau), “little bugger” (Calgary coach Bob Hartley) or “little brother” (too many to name). When Gaudreau reported to his first summer camp as a fourth-round draft pick in 2011, Flames staffers initially thought he was just another fan seeking autographs.

GM Brad Treliving believes Calgary’s scoring leader symbolizes something else—an evolving NHL where stricter obstruction rules let players like Gaudreau showcase their talents, regardless of size.

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The Meal's avatar

Thanks for sharing the link, Paul.  This is a very good read.

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 03/16/16 at 12:26 PM ET

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