Christian Dvorak has an 8-team no-trade list that comes into effect on July 1. So hopefully they’ll try to do something before then.
– Mike Veenie (@fnveenie) June 6, 2023
He does things the right way, without making too much noise. That said, is he really indispensable to the Habs’ line-up, especially in light of the club’s current reconstruction?
In the best of worlds, Dv-o is a good third-line player on a Stanley Cup contender. He’s had a slightly more important role at times with the Habs, mainly because of the lack of depth at the center position and also because of all the players who have been injured in the last two years.
Since he doesn’t necessarily have an impact on the team’s success in Montreal, the idea of trading him has been raised in the past. It was discussed briefly at the NHL trade deadline…
The fact is, Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach are expected to play center next year, barring a major surprise, and yes, Dvorak would still have a place on one of the CH’s top three.
But that’s without mentioning Jake Evans, and it’s without mentioning the young players growing within the organization.
Christian Dvorak, since arriving in town, boasts 61 points in 120 games. That’s far from dreadful, and yes, it’s good production for a guy who, let’s not forget, is a third center in the best of worlds.
That said, I think he’d be much more useful elsewhere than in Montreal. He may not have a huge value on the trade market, but it’s certain that Kent Hughes will be able to get something interesting in return for his services…
And that’s where it gets intriguing. Especially, once again, when the Habs are “still” in the rebuilding phase.
– What to watch for.
The expected growth of the salary cap of only $1 million leaves the Kraken and their estimated $20.3 million in surplus space primed to take on a contract dump by an opponent like they did with winger Oliver Bjorkstrand. (from @GeoffBakerTIMES) https://t.co/Bal5wFwZPw
– Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) June 6, 2023
– They need to redeem themselves.
The Panthers need to rediscover that tight-checking game that made life so difficult on Carolina, and quickly.
– The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) June 6, 2023
– So true.
Phil Mickelson has always been known as a gambler!
It’s safe to say he’s been betting big since the beginning of this adventure and will no doubt emerge as one of the big winners of this merger! @PhilMickelson
– Daniel Melançon (@DanMelancon) June 6, 2023
– The answer is obvious, it seems to me.