Xhekaj-Gudas would be one of the most fun and most penalized pairings in team history.
I’m in! https://t.co/n2y21QvAgT
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) May 23, 2023
Drouin is still young and still has good field hockey to offer in the best league on earth. There’s no one, no one, who’s going to change my mind about that.
But if we’re honest, we realize that some clubs might be reluctant to add a player like Drouin because of his inconsistent performance in recent years.
You know exactly where I’m going with this.
We all agree that next year, the two main players won’t earn the same salary. The Quebecer earned $5.5 million last season, while Monahan commanded a salary of $6.375 million.
On that subject, Frank Seravalli (Daily Face Off) has published an article about the top 50 free agents available this summer. Mohahan and Drouin are listed (respectively) 47th and 48th…
Let’s project new contracts for the Top 50 Free Agents with help from @AFPAnalytics.
– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 23, 2023
I don’t think it’s crazy though.
Both guys don’t have the luxury of asking for the moon for their next respective contracts and even then, as I said at the outset…
They’ll have to prove their worth next year. Whether in Montreal, or elsewhere.
The idea of the CH signing either of these two players isn’t too popular at the moment, because the Montreal organization seems to be looking to the future.
The general observation is this: Drouin and Monahan won’t be around in three years, when the Canadiens enter their prime. That’s why it would be surprising to see the CH offer them a “new chance”…
Even if we’re talking about a respectable contract in both cases.
– Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) May 23, 2023
– Stay tuned.
One thing’s for sure Louis Robitaille on the market certainly becomes a candidate for the Rimouski Oceanic, who are looking for a successor to Serge Beausoleil in the role of GM and coach.
– Stephane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) May 23, 2023
– Too bad.
The Capitals are waiting to hear word on Rasmus Sandin, who suffered a knee injury following a dangerous knee-to-knee collision in Sweden’s tilt against Team USA at Worlds.
– Sammi Silber 🏒 (@sammisilber) May 23, 2023
– Another rule change in the NFL.