This makes a ton of sense. Petry at less than $2.5 million has way more value than Hoffman and the Canadiens can accumulate more assets. But it’s still hilarious they re-acquired him. https://t.co/Jmr1NXNeJ6
– HabsLinks (@HabsLinks) August 6, 2023
Seeing him back in Montreal yesterday came as a surprise to many. But in reality, the defenseman could very well, according to what’s circulating, play his next game somewhere other than Montreal. That’s what many people in the industry think.
And since the club was able to convince the Penguins to retain 25% of the defenseman’s salary (averaging $6.25 million until 2025), Kent Hughes could trade him for 37.5% of his salary while retaining another 37.5%.
No one is going to make me believe that at $2.34M under the cap (and with his $3M bonus paid on July 1st), Petry won’t be in demand. He may have slowed down, but we agree that he’s still a defenseman who can, at the right price, do honest work.
I don’t think that retaining $2.34M over two years for Petry would be a big step backwards for the CH, considering the expected salary cap increase in 2024, the return obtained from the Penguins (and what the CH gave) and what Kent Hughes could receive by trading him.
Let’s talk about the potential trade.
Normally, when a GM makes a move as part of a major transaction, he’s quick to talk to the media. The same goes for the player in question: he answers the media’s questions.
Nathan Légaré has already given interviews to a number of journalists.
Jeff Petry and Kent Hughes have yet to speak to the media following the transaction. @DLCoulisses
Adds weight to rumors that the defenseman is on his way out.
– Charles-Alexis Brisebois (@Charles__Alexis) August 7, 2023
I really feel this is a clue that the situation isn’t over. Is it possible to believe that Jeff Petry has no plans with the media here because there’s no point?
Did the Habs win a trade involving Jeff Petry on three different occasions?
– Scott Matla (@scottmatla) August 6, 2023
– I did it this morning, Max.
No one is evaluating the possibility of Samuel Montembeault being traded.
But it does exist.
He’ll be on his own in 10 and a half months. If he and his agent want a #1 goalie contract, but the CH offers him a #2 goalie contract, it could happen.
– Maxime Truman (@MaximeTruman) August 7, 2023
– Coach: yelling doesn’t work anymore. [BPM Sports]
– Speaking of Jeff Petry.
I’ve noticed Jeff Petry is a Montreal Canadien 🤣 pic.twitter.com/TZkRCa7UbS
– Habs Fan TV (@HabsFanTV_) August 6, 2023
– Hendrix Lapierre is ready. [BPM Sports]
– Remembering Jeff Petry.