Johnny Gaudreau had Calgary Flames fans freaking out this morning.
With fans and media on high alert due to trade deadline day, Gaudreau left Flames practice a couple of minutes early, which can sometimes be an indication that a trade has been completed.
Johnny Gaudreau just left the ice at #Flames practice. Not sure why.
— Derek Wills (@Fan960Wills) February 24, 2020
Would the Flames actually deal Gaudreau? That would be a blockbuster trade nobody saw coming.
Turns out, no, of course not. He just had to pee.
"I had to pee."
When you gotta go, you gotta go … Johnny Gaudreau on his departure from practice a few minutes early, the #NHLTradeDeadline, and tomorrow's game in Boston. pic.twitter.com/jr9Xs1Tdto
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 24, 2020
“I didn’t think it was going to be that big of a deal. I had to pee,” Gaudreau told reporters, who added that his phone was “blowing up.”
“Next time I will hold it in as long as I can, until practice is over.”
The reaction on social media during the 10 minutes of uncertainty, as well as after hearing his reason, was pure gold.
— Canucks 653 (@GaudDamnIt) February 24, 2020
Zero chance Flames traded Gaudreau……… right??
— Gary (@ManCalledGary) February 24, 2020
Johnny Gaudreau just left the ice at #Flames practice. #NHLTradeDeadline Trade?
— jt (@yesISUK) February 24, 2020
I can’t decide if Gaudreau is just the biggest trade deadline troll or if something is actually happening
— when are the stanley pup playoffs (@SonicBananas87) February 24, 2020
#Flames wouldn’t trade Johnny Gaudreau would they?
— Emerson (@EmmoK20) February 24, 2020
Gaudreau left practice early???? Is it a trade or injury?
Don’t think the #Flames would trade Gaudreau at all since they’re a contender.
— AJB (@Arjun_AJB15) February 24, 2020
We go live to Johnny Gaudreau https://t.co/u8KC4xHqWL pic.twitter.com/iTlUaIg7SJ
— ɐuɐ (@munchintoast) February 24, 2020
CONFIRMED: Johnny Gaudreau for a number one. https://t.co/muMJL6VbOC
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) February 24, 2020
if you thought gaudreau was traded urine for a surprise
— manny (@mannyelk) February 24, 2020
Gaudreau trading a quart of piss for 10 minutes of Twitter mayhem has to be the day's best deal
— Kris Baker (@SabresProspects) February 24, 2020
This sums up trade deadline day so well.
Gaudreau leaves practice a few minutes early.
Hockey world blows up.
Gaudreau: I had to pee
This made my day.
— Rick Calder (@calder12) February 24, 2020
The Flames did make some deadline moves, involving future assets for a pair of defencemen — Erik Gustafsson from Chicago and Derek Forbort from Los Angeles.