The Quebecer doesn’t believe the Habs will be able to trade him this summer → https://t.co/Y6gqZed8TJ –
DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) March 17, 2023
The Habs are going to need to make room under the salary cap for next season. #SurpriseAndConsternationObviously, the end of contracts for players like Jonathan Drouin, Denis Gurianov, Chris Tierney, Sean Monahan, Paul Byron, Evgenii Dadonov and Nick Bonino (to name but a few) will help Kent Hughes breathe easier. On the other hand, Cole Caufield is going to eat a big chunk of the money released… and Pierre-Luc Dubois could do the same.
This means that, in addition to the guys who won’t be back, the Habs will likely try to liquidate other contracts. Of course, Joel Edmundson’s comes quickly to mind.But what about Christian Dvorak? This is a special case, since he’s a player who’s quite beige in many people’s eyes. You might even question his reputation with the guys in the room, but in reality…
Including Carey Price’s salary, the Habs have over $73 million invested for next season and 20 guys under contract. Liquidating a contract like Dvorak’s would help, but would anyone take him? According to Yvon Pedneault, the Habs need to test the market… and he’s right. The journalist called him a “special case” by placing him in his “gone or discounted” category in his Journal de Montréal column. And since he can’t sign at a discount, we can draw our own conclusions.
OPINION] Un bilan encourageant pour le Canadien (Yvon Pedneault) https://t.co/D2GsfVjKtq –
Le Journal de Montréal (@JdeMontreal) April 17, 2023
In his eyes, if the CH were to receive an offer, it would be surprising to see Kent Hughes say no and choose to keep him. I agree, although I doubt that Kent Hughes will actually receive an offer. We’ll talk again in 2024… The CH must be careful not to affect its center line, but let’s just say I’d be very excited by the prospect of seeing this contract leave the CH’s books.
– Keep an eye on it.
Swayman took optional skate today. Krejci and Forbort will play. Bussi up as emergency goalie. Big fan. https://t.co/xve7DDoLMk –
Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 17, 2023
– Good for him.
Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) April 16, 2023
– Alignment: what will the Maple Leafs do? [RDT] – Oh yes,
Jalen Hurts is in Philadelphia to stay! This contract will pay him $225M (and $179.3M is guaranteed!)🤑 pic.twitter.com/EOhX2UUqO9
– RDS (@RDSca) April 17, 2023