Linked to the Heights, June 23: Johnny Gaudreau's Triumphal Return

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NHL: Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks

Apr 13, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau (53) scores against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (35) during the second period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like Johnny Gaudreau might be coming back to Boston. He would be wearing a Calgary Flames uniform at the time, but back nonetheless.

You didn’t really think I meant coming back to Boston College, did you? We should only be so lucky.

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Plenty of Boston College fans have developed a soft spot lately for the Calgary Flames. With Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold now playing for them, it would be hard to avoid. Given the fact that they’re in the other conference from the team(s) that most Eagles fans support, it’s no big deal to hope to see the Flames do well.

Except on March 5, 2015 if you’re a Bruins fan, that is. Johnny Gaudreau (assuming he is not stuck somewhere in the minors) and his Calgary Flames will proceed to the TD Garden to face Boston.

It might be too soon to think about getting your tickets for that one, but keep an eye on it. Short of that, make sure your televisions are tuned to NESN that night as (again, assuming they’re around) Gaudreau and Arnold return home. With any luck, Calgary will have positioned themselves for a playoff run by then while Johnny and Billy make noise in the West.

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