Serge Savard likes what he sees of the CH https://t.co/vnYTo7hI0g
– Le Journal de Montréal (@JdeMontreal) August 15, 2023
Jeff Petry’s “flip” is a good example. Thanks to the Canadiens’ intervention, the Red Wings can afford Petry at $2.3 million, while Montreal also pays $2.3 million and Pittsburgh $1.5 million.
The kind of deal you can’t even complete in NHL.
It’s important to note, however, that Kent Hughes doesn’t have much wiggle room left, in view of the trade and draft deadline in 2024. With Joel Edmundson’s salary withheld earlier this summer and Petry’s recently, the Habs will only be able to withhold money from another player until July 2024.
The @CanadiensMTL now have 3 former players still on their payroll:
Alzner: $833,333 (2023-24)
Edmundson: $1.75M (2023-24)
Petry: $2.3M (2023-24 and 2024-25)
Total: $4.9M (2023-24) +$2.3M (2024-25) https://t.co/xaCXbt3A9D
– Jeremy Filosa 🎙 (@JeremyFilosa) August 15, 2023
Between now and July 2024, whether at the deadline or at the draft, the Habs could be muzzled by salary restrictions. It would be surprising, for example, if a club agreed to acquire Christian Dvorak at full price next March. Montreal could then retain the last year and a half of his contract… and nothing else.
That’s part of the risk, but it’s not catastrophic… yet.
In the Rafale
– Serge Savard talks about Marc Bergevin again.
– Messi and Miami win convincingly.
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) August 16, 2023
– An MLS powerhouse just got washed out by Miami.