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April 11, 2016 | 10:57pm ET
Gaudreau, Monahan waiting on new deals
TheFourthPeriod.com

If it were up to Calgary Flames teammates, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan would sign identical contract extensions, but such an outcome is unlikely.

Both, however, are expected to sign new long-term contract extensions with the Flames this off-season.

Gaudreau and Monahan are set to become restricted free agents July 1 and both them and the Flames would like to get deals done well before that date.

As far as signing the same contract, don't hold your breath.

"Yeah, we've talked about it at times," Gaudreau told the Calgary Herald. "But we have different agents and they probably donít see eye-to-eye.

"They probably think their player deserves more. Me and Sean love playing together and we love being in the city of Calgary.

"So if it was up to us, I think we would sign the same deal and get back after it next season. But the agents are smart and theyíre professionals at what they do. I trust my agent (Lewis Gross). He looks after me and does a lot for me."

Gross and Flames GM Brad Treliving have already started the process of discussing a new contract extension, while Monahan's agent, Pat Morris, will be talking to Treliving in the near future.

"We had a little bit of forward progress," Gaudreau said. "We just played out the rest of the season, and when the trade deadline came in February it was a busy time for Brad.

"But I'm sure he's going to work on me and Mony in the future."

Added Monahan: "It'll get done. It's just a matter of time."

Meanwhile, Treliving confirmed that pending unrestricted free agent goaltenders Jonas Hiller and Niklas Backstrom will not be offered new contracts.

 
 
 

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