Normally, it’s quicker than that → https://t.co/HoSEVtBWzO
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) June 30, 2023
Since his arrival in Montreal, Alex Newhook has been discreet, very discreet indeed. If it wasn’t for the last sentence of his Instagram post, the forward hasn’t mentioned the Habs anywhere, and he hasn’t spoken to the media.
After all, the guy doesn’t have a contract, but his rights still belong to the Habs. It’s strange that we haven’t heard from him.
Newhook’s pact, on the other hand, is set to be signed much sooner. As my colleague Marc-Olivier Cook explained so well yesterday afternoon, an announcement is expected early this week.
But as for the details of the contract, we don’t know anything yet. At the moment, we can only speculate. Is it just the length of the pact that’s up for negotiation? Will he command a higher salary than Kirby Dach?
According to Marc Dumont, the two forwards’ contracts may be more similar than we think.
The last big issue facing the Montreal Canadiens is the Alex Newhook contract extension.
To get a better idea of how much he’ll end up costing the #GoHabsGo, we took a look at comparable contracts signed by players after their ELCs.
Here’s the lowdown:https://t.co/fePglx9yUd
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) July 9, 2023
What’s interesting about Dumont’s comparison is that the former Canadiens employee believes the pacts will be similar not in terms of duration or amount of money, but in terms of the contract’s percentage of the team’s payroll.
On the right-hand side of the table, we can see that the 10 players compared only take between three and 4.5% of their respective team’s payroll. Kirby Dach takes exactly 4%.
And as Dumont pointed out, all the above pacts are no longer than three years. In fact, only Roope Hintz, who probably has a tick more than all the others, signed for three years. However, Dach signed for four years, but we know how good his potential is, and at $3,362,500 per season, it’s a gamble that Kent Hughes saw fit to take.
For Newhook, therefore, a shorter term than Dach at a salary in the region of $3.1 million (around 3.7% of the Montreal payroll) is worth considering. So it wouldn’t be a superior contract to Dach after all.
– The Stanley Cup is in Quebec.
What a great photo for the first day of the Stanley Cup tour!
Nicolas Roy and his grandmother (photo via Les Jardins du Patrimoine d’Amos) pic.twitter.com/Akq5CCrVzP
– Maxime Morin (@MaxMorinRDS) July 9, 2023
– The same contract as Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and Rem Pitlick.
– Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) July 9, 2023
– A disappointing final year in Montreal?
– Montreal Hockey Now (@MTLhockeynow) July 8, 2023
– Flyers reach agreement with Alexei Kolosov.
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Alexei Kolosov to a three-year, entry level contract.
Kolosov, the Flyers’ 3rd round (78th overall) pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, went 13-21-5 with a 0.912 SV% and 2.55 GAA with Dinamo Minsk 🏳️ last season. pic.twitter.com/8KRDrdnXe1
– Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) July 9, 2023
– Too bad.
– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) July 9, 2023