Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau freaks out hockey Twitter, but the man just ‘had to pee’

first_imgAccording to Postmedia’s Wes Gilbertson, it was pretty simple:#Flames LW Johnny Gaudreau: “I had to pee.”— Wes Gilbertson (@WesGilbertson) February 24, 2020“I didn’t think it was going to be that big of a deal,” Gaudreau told reporters with a smile, noting practice was almost done and head coach Geoff Ward said he could go, resulting in his phone blowing up. “Next time I will hold it in as long as I can, until practice is over.” Congrats, Johnny Gaudreau! You freaked out the entire hockey world.Within a matter of minutes, social media went from — oh my God! the Flames traded Gaudreau! To oh, um, yea, no, never mind. Here’s a quick timeline of what exactly happened on Monday in what is now being called: #peegate.1:21 p.m. ETTweets start flying from the Flames media in attendance at practice in Boston when Gaudreau leaves practice early — roughly 99 minutes (yep, 99 minutes) from the trade deadline.Johnny Gaudreau just left the ice at #Flames practice. Not sure why.— Derek Wills (@Fan960Wills) February 24, 20201:28 p.m. ETWhile everyone held their collective breath to see where the Flames winger was going — Colorado? New York Islanders? Toronto? — the rumors were quelled within a few minutes.#Flames LW Johnny Gaudreau exited at tail-end of practice. Don’t overthink it. He has not been traded.— Wes Gilbertson (@WesGilbertson) February 24, 20201:50 p.m. ETSo what exactly happened? Why did the long-time Flames star leave practice early?last_img

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