Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: The Montreal Canadiens offense ranked 31st in the league and their defense was at the bottom also. What when might have been a reconstruct today appear like a teardown.
So much depends upon Carey Price and his health. Price will be 35-years old when next season starts and has actually 4 years left at $10.5 million. Back up Jake Allen likewise has injury issues.
The Canadiens have actually stated they intend to be active in the complimentary representative market however they don’t have a great deal of forecasted cap area to deal with. Shea Weber can become transferred to the LTIR. Trading Jeff Petry and state finalizing Kris Letang $7 million doesn’t truly get them even more ahead.
Pending RFAs Alexander Romanov and Rem Pitlick will require brand-new offers.
Eric Engels of Sportsnet: The Montreal Canadiens presently have more than $80 million devoted to 17 gamers for next year.
So much depends upon Carey Price’s scenario and it’s something they aren’t clear on. GM Kent Hughes.
“Of course, it complicates things. It would be better for us to have things in black and white, but that’s not our situation right now.”
Price has stated the concept of being a starter next season might be difficult. He’s stated he wants to have the ability to meet his staying 4 years however he understands that last Friday’s video game might be his last.
He’ll be getting more viewpoints on his knee and more surgical treatment is a possibility.
It seems like Hughes isn’t thinking about moving Brendan Gallagher and his staying 5 years at $6.5 million
Hughes didn’t have much to state about Joel Armia or Jonathan Drouin. Both might be traded, together with Paul Byron. When asked if they would maintain any income, Hughes stated.
“It would depend on what we were acquiring. If we gained short-term flexibility, what does it allow us to do? We’re kind of discussing it abstract instead of in a concrete example; at the end of the day, we have to see where we’re going with this group, what players are willing to take on in terms of responsibility. So, if we trade someone and retain (money) and we’ve got to get another player and we were able to save X dollars, what does it do for us?”
The Canadiens might move Jeff Petry’s $6.25 million agreement.
They’ll require to include a veteran defenseman.
Hughes has actually talked to the representatives of a few of their complimentary representatives.
They might attempt once again to move Shea Weber’s agreement.
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