Alex Newhook was acquired 10 days ago… and he still hasn’t spoken to the media.
So far, we’ve only been treated to a little sentence at the end of a post on Instagram.
– Maxime Truman (@MaximeTruman) July 7, 2023
I don’t know what Barry Trotz’s plan is in this early stage of his career as GM, but let’s just say it’s not very clear. He bought out the contract of a major player (Matt Duchene), then traded another player with a huge contract (Ryan Johansen).
In the end, Nashville replaced Matt Duchene and Ryan Johanson with Ryan O’Reilly and Gustav Nyquist. Honestly, I don’t see why Nashville is still clinging to the desire to finish seventh and eighth in the West and face the best teams in the association in the first round of the playoffs.
Because let’s be honest here: Nashville hasn’t improved much despite numerous personnel moves.
One of the many transactions was the purchase of Matt Duchene’s contract. The Predators’ new GM decided to pay him over six years instead of eight million for the next three. The guy still put up 56 points in 71 games next season.
See this post on Instagram
We know that the CH wanted to win that year. It had just drafted Jesperi Kotkaniemi the year before and Cole Caufield a few days before the trade market opened. Matt Duchene was a good player (he still is), and while $8 million may seem like a lot today, it wasn’t necessarily the case four years ago.
In short, it’s said that the stars don’t want to come to Montreal. That’s true for some, but it’s not always the case.
– Very strange, yes.
– Just saying.
– Eyes On The Prize (@HabsEOTP) July 7, 2023
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