Anaheim is one of the worst-run teams in the NHL → https://t.co/E6YESanpn4
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) March 26, 2023
Even though he’s only 24, Maxime Comtois has had quite an eventful career in the field hockey world so far. From death threats in connection with a missed penalty shot at the CMJ, to a promising start to his career with the Ducks, to more difficult times later on that put him at the heart of trade rumors, let’s just say it’s been a pretty eventful one.
And now, according to Elliotte Friedman, the scenario seems to be coming to fruition. According to what he hears, it’s unlikely that the Ducks will make him this offer before the autonomy market opens.
If they do, he’ll be free as a bird and able to sign with any club as of Saturday.
There is word that it is unlikely ANA will give a qualifying offer to Max Comtois this week. The forward is expected to become a UFA, available to everyone
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 27, 2023
Let’s not forget that in recent years, his name had circulated quite a bit in Montreal. That said, it was mainly when Marc Bergevin and Trevor Timmins were in town. Will Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton also be interested?
Personally, I doubt it. The city’s already pretty congested, and while a change of scenery could be good for Comtois, I don’t know if he’ll be in the best position to try and revive his career under the Montreal spotlight.
At the same time, if the CH isn’t ruling out the idea of bringing Gurianov back to town, it’s because they think there’s room for such a project. Could we abandon the Gurianov project and embark on the Comtois project? Perhaps we could.
His desire is to stay in Montreal, but he won’t hesitate to look at his options → https://t.co/0BsxwfHU0P
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 16, 2023
So this will be a file to keep an eye on, but Maxime Comtois’ future doesn’t seem to be in Anaheim. And I don’t think he’s in Montreal either, but you never know….
– It’s now a done deal.
**Breaking News** 🚨 📰
I’m told the @NHLFlyers are trading F Kevin Hayes to the @StLouisBlues for the Blues 2024 6th Rd Draft Pick, there could be another component to the deal.@espn @NHL @NHLNetwork @TSNHockey @DKSportsbook #HockeyTwitter pic.twitter.com/SyPz88jq2l
– Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) June 27, 2023
Kevin Weekes goes off the board with his Canadiens pick in his ESPN mock draft, has them taking Colby Barlow.
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) June 27, 2023
– We suspected it, but now it’s confirmed.
Speaking on La Centrale du Sport with @PatLaprade, former Canadiens prospect Zachary Fucale confirmed that he’ll be heading to the KHL next year.
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) June 27, 2023
– Great read.
the NHL and its players association used draft week to launch the Players Coalition for Inclusion.https://t.co/hlzhppT1a3
– Jonathan Bernier (@JBernierJDM) June 27, 2023
Evidently, plus/minus is only relevant for Norris Trophy. voting. It would be relevant if his mark was substantially worse than teammates but several had worse marks despite playing fewer minutes. Karlsson deserved the Norris. A great comeback story.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) June 27, 2023