Lionel Messi equalised David Beckham against Hernán Galíndez, a former childhood neighbor in Rosario, Argentina.
“My first ever conceded goal in my life was scored by Messi when I was 5 years old…”
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– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) September 9, 2023
Let’s face it: Carey Price’s career is over.
That said, even though he’s not playing and will probably never play in the NHL again, his pact is still in effect. Price’s contract, which has a cap hit of $10.5 million on the CH payroll, is still important.
In the eyes of some, it’s a millstone around the Montreal Canadiens’ neck. That’s understandable, because he gets paid a lot of money even though he can’t play.
The idea of trading his contract has been discussed many times in recent weeks and months. It may seem complicated for obvious reasons… But Kent Hughes sees things differently:
I don’t know what it looks like, and I don’t know if it will ever happen, but I certainly wouldn’t describe it as an impossibility. – Kent Hughes
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– Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) September 8, 2023
One might think of the fact that Price’s situation is a bit like Shea Weber’s. The Golden Knights acquired him last summer and placed him on the long-term injured list to bury his salary… Which allowed the club to have room for all the other players on the team under the cap.
The Knights had to get rid of Evgenii Dadonov’s contract in the deal, but they came out ahead in the end.
That said, Price’s situation is not necessarily similar to that of the former Flanelle captain.
When you think about it, though… After July 1, 2025, he’ll have $2M (in real salary) left to move, and that’s when you realize that his contract may be tradable :
It won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible either.
I mentioned Weber earlier… But we all agree that the idea of trading Shea Weber has a different impact than trading Carey Price, even if both players are no longer able to play.
Price is a crowd favorite, just as Weber was… But Price has played his entire career in Montreal, there’s talk of him joining the club in some capacity, and he’s the idol of many fans – well, Carey is Carey.
I don’t know how it would go over with the fans.
– None of the above!
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