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The Canadiens would like to discuss a contract extension with Sean Monahan
Sean Monahan was on fire at the start of the season, but then things calmed down for the veteran.

The man nicknamed “Mony” in Montreal is having a roller-coaster season: he has six points in his last six games, which is interesting…

But Monahan also went three weeks (November 12 to December 2) without scoring before his recent positive streak.

All this to say that Monahan’s offensive production has been inconsistent this season.

The center forward has a contract that benefits the Montreal Canadiens. His deal, worth $1.985 million for the current season, doesn’t complicate Kent Hughes’ job and is excellent for what Monahan brings to the table.

Obviously, like last year, there will be rumours about #91. He’s got a nice contract, he’s got experience and he’s got more to give in the tank… but the club might also want to keep him around for the longer term.

Kent Hughes will therefore have an important choice to make. Especially since,according to David Pagnotta, the Montreal organization is open to the idea of offering him a contract extension:

Monahan has proven to be an important part of Martin St-Louis’ line-up.

The fact that he’s versatile and can play center AND wing allows the Habs’ head coach to place him just about anywhere in the line-up.

But the main question is whether Monahan has the potential to help the team in the years to come. He’s been performing well since his arrival in Montreal, when he’s healthy…

Does he still have enough juice to be an impact player with the Habs for the next two, three or even four years?

The Habs could trade him before the trade deadline to take advantage of his value on the trade market before offering him a new contract next summer. This would fit in with Kent Hughes’ vision, in that the GM is constantly looking to improve his club’s resources…

And it would allow the Habs to seek a return of some kind, despite the constant uncertainty surrounding his health.

It’s an option.

In gusts

– Calvary!

– Please.

– Exactly.

– Ah well.

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