The Calgary Flames have backed a Brinks truck up to the home of Johnny Gaudreau, yet after five weeks, GM Brad Treliving is still sitting at the wheel idling in the driveway while Gaudreau discerns his decision.

Conversation has been cordial. Both sides have said all the right things. At some point, the longer this drags on, no answer will become an answer. We aren’t there quite yet.

But the clock is ticking as the calendar turns to July 1.