Published On: Fri, Aug 19th, 2016

Treliving: Flames will 'continue to work away' on Gaudreau extension

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In locking up Sean Monahan to a seven-year contract extension Friday, the Calgary Flames secured an integral part of their future, and now, the focus shifts to Monahan’s linemate and partner in crime: Johnny Gaudreau.

Flames general manager Brad Treliving recognizes the importance of reaching a deal with the team’s leading scorer, but is approaching the situation with patience.

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“There’s some uniqueness when you have two young players like this, relatively the same age, coming out at the same time,” Treliving said, according to Sean Leahy of Yahoo Sports. “Is there some uniqueness? Sure there is. Does one impact the other? It’s like we talked about earlier, there’s a marketplace. … We’ll continue to work away. … That’s all you do. You pick away at it every little day. You try to find common ground.”

Monahan, too, is eager for his teammate to sign.

“It takes time. I’m positive he’s going to be here for Oct. 12 and be playing for the Calgary Flames,” Monahan said. “I’m not worried about it and obviously Brad’s doing work on that part. I’m just looking forward to getting up to the World Cup and playing with him there and continue that chemistry into the season.”

Monahan and Gaudreau have proven to be one of the most dynamic duos in the NHL since uniting, contributing a combined 267 points over the past two seasons.

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