With the Red Wings attempting to bolster their roster with established talent, it seems that the #GoHabsGo are headed for another difficult season in the Atlantic Division.
And it’s the best possible result for the Montreal Canadiens’ long-term plans. https://t.co/JaiCUYxFXQ
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) July 7, 2023
Tampa did everything in its power to keep him. Julien BriseBois knows what Killorn can bring to the team…
And that’s why he offered him an eight-year contract, valued at $2.5M per season. You read that right. We’re talking about an eight-year contract…
Why the Predators bet big on character and other early takeaways from NHL free agency. My last piece of the season. Enjoy ⤵️
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 2, 2023
Like you, I was startled to read this in LeBrun’s text. I wondered if Julien BriseBois had lost his mind…
But, taking a step back, it doesn’t seem that crazy. Yes, we’re talking about a long contract that would have tied Killorn to the team until his 43rd birthday, but at $2.5M per season, that’s not necessarily awful.
He would have been a bargain for the next two or three years… And his contract wouldn’t have hurt the payroll if you figure the cap could go up considerably.
Would I have done the same thing by offering him such a contract? I don’t think so, no. But it’s not as crazy as it sounds.
After all, Killorn is 33 and coming off his best season ever with 64 points (27 goals) in 82 games. He’s showing no signs of slowing down just yet…
– Good point.
– One thing’s for sure: the book must be captivating.
This goalie was seen reading in between plays during a real game 😂 which book was it?🤔
– BarDown (@BarDown) July 7, 2023
– God, this is going fast.
– Formula 1 (@F1) July 7, 2023