Quote (StayPositive @ 13 Apr 2021 18:19)
So Gaudette went to Whistler with his fiancée and got COVID, then infected the entire nucks locker room, inevitably became hated by everyone for it and then requested a trade? Is that the story? Juicy.
No one knows for sure, but the rumor from friedman/sekeres is that some players are upset at gaudette cuz of the covid situation. Their source is from some of the players agents. Horvat had to isolate in his basement and live alone there on his bday, couldn't spend time with his wife and kid. Hamonic's kid situation etc. Apparently Hughes had it the worst, requiring iv fluids and he apparently lost a lot of weight.
Also read that his wife was breaking protocol on her social media, and a lot of ppl was commenting about it before this whole canucks outbreak. So most likely she got it, then gave it to gaudette, then the rest of the team got it.
However, I wouldn't blame just gaudette but whoever the fuck thought it was a good idea to hold ANOTHER practice the day after gaudette left mid practice cuz he was positive. They should've stopped the practice immediately, then figure out who else got it and isolate.
Benning said that gaudette requested a trade last season, because he felt he could play in the top 6 instead of the bottom 6. Gaudette felt his career staggered in Vancouver, and wanted out. This covid thing, pretty much speed up that process. Especially when he was scratched most of the games in playoffs and lost his position the Sutter.
Idk why gaudette thinks he can outplay horvat or Petey in the top 6, or even as a winger, he can't win board battles and always get out muscled and caved in.... He's not better than boeser or Miller. So that leaves Pearson or Hoglander, except Pearson has been playing well with horvat and Hoglander has been unreal winning ton of board battles and creating ton of chances. So... Idk where gaudette felt he could fit. it sucks playing in the bottom 6, but green helped him get a lot of pts to overrate himself on extremely sheltered minutes. Clearly that didnt work in the playoffs, and losing ur job to Sutter is pretty much his responsibility of him centering him at wing lol.