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Carey Price is ready to lift his no-trade clause

Carey Price isn’t officially retired, but we do know that he’ll never play in the National League again.

His body simply can’t take it anymore. It’s a difficult reality for the player, the organization and the fans of the Montreal Canadiens to accept.

But even if the goalie doesn’t play, that doesn’t mean his contract is over: Price’s pact has a $10.5 million impact on the CH payroll until the end of the 2025-2026 season.

The idea of exchanging his contract has been discussed in the past, and the main interested party says he’s ready to do anything to “help the team as best he can”. In an interview with Dave Stubbs (, he reiterated his willingness to waive his no-trade clause if Kent Hughes finds a partner to dance with:

He says he’d waive his no-trade clause if his team finds a taker for his contract. – Dave Stubbs

What you need to know is that Carey Price will earn $2 million per season (in real money) until the end of his contract…

But you should also know that he’ll get a $5.5M bonus on July 1, 2024 and July 1, 2025.

The impact of his contract ($10.5 million) will be the same on the payroll after July 1, 2025, but there will only be $2 million left to pay him in real salary.

We’re not talking about an incredible amount, and that’s where Kent Hughes could benefit, because the goalie’s contract will be much easier to trade.

This could be a nice “gamble” for a team [insert Arizona Coyotes name here] that wants to respect the salary floor, which will have increased by then.

If there’s ever a trade in the near future, it’ll be weird to see Price move to another club… But basically, the goalie has said his heart will always be in Montreal.

Not to worry, though: Carey Price will always be a member of the Habs, deep down.

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– Well done.

– It’s true that we tend to forget it.

– I must admit it would be special.

– Big contract for the Phillies gunner.

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