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Why Johnny Gaudreau Should Be Sent Down

10/17/2014 at 12:22pm EDT

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

He deserved to start the season with the big club and team brass should have no regrets about rewarding him for a strong preseason.

However, GM Brad Treliving should also have no reservations about sending him down, perhaps as soon as the road trip concludes, as No. 13 is clearly in over his head at this point — something completely understandable given his slight 5-foot-9 frame.

Let him regain his confidence and scoring touch in the minors before bringing him back up.

Don’t let him become the next Sven Baertschi.

The Flames are working hard at “managing expectations,” and, by any measure, Gaudreau isn’t living up to them yet, no matter how low a bar they’ve set internally.

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