Are we finally getting one of the Flames young stars signed? Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun just tweeted this out at 12:01 AM EST:
Exclusive: Calgary Flames are on the verge of signing Sean Monahan. Will post story from my column at https://t.co/uETRWFfftO momentarily.— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) August 19, 2016
After midnight EST is an odd time to announce a signing, so maybe the deal is in the works and the Sean Monahan signing will be announced tomorrow? Either way this is good news for fans and the franchise. The contract negotiations for Monahan and Gaudreau have dragged out longer than most expected and are reaching a critical point. Getting one of them signed before the WCOH would be huge.
Monahan just finished a 3 year deal that paid him $5.35 million over the life of the contract. He was second on the Flames in scoring last season with 63 points.