According to Renaud Lavoie, the Canadian will not be buying a contract this summer

Kent Hughes has repeated it several times since his arrival in Montreal: the team was last in the ranking, but first in terms of salaries. This is clearly a big problem. In fact, this is probably the most important file that the new GM has to deal with.

One of the first pieces of this puzzle was played tonight with Shea Weber’s departure.

But the Hab headache isn’t over yet. According to CapFri Friendly, the Canadian currently has just under $2 million available under the salary cap. Given that Michael Pesetta, Rem Petlik and Alexander Romanov all need to be signed, that’s very little.

Sure, adding Carey Price to the handicap list and one or two other deals would help, but the fact remains that the team is in a precarious position.

In recent months, many have therefore suggested buying the contract in order to rectify the situation. The name that appears most often in this scenario is Jonathan Drouin.

Concretely, this would allow the team to save approximately $3.67 million over two years.

In reaction to the Weber exchange, Renaud Lavoie was asked if a purchase from CH could be made this summer. His answer was sharp:

Except for a last-second change or something Canadians didn’t expect, [ça n’arrivera pas]. I would tell you that the chances of this happening are very slim, not even more than 5%.

Then when asked the question dedicated to Darwin, he answered this:

I know people will think of him, but this is his last year of the decade and he’s a very talented player, Lavoie recalls. He is able to help Canadians.

Personally, I agree with Lavoie. With only one year left on his contract, the acquisition wouldn’t be worth it. The situation of short-term wages is not critical enough.

Don’t expect the Hab to be competitive next year. If Lightning’s previous performance is good, he will be traded ahead of the deadline and the team may receive something interesting in return.

If he plays poorly or small, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and Montreal won’t have to worry about him anymore.

In short, they have nothing to lose if they keep it. Mortgaging his $1.833 million paycheck in 2023-24 for small gains in 2022-23 wouldn’t be worth it.

Especially since (yes, I repeat myself) but the Canadian will not be good next year. It will be another year of misery that will allow the club to enlist early.

Then with Dadonov, Drouin and Byron moving to the UFA next summer, Hughes could get an impressive return on the trade deadline if these players are enjoying good seasons.

Many of

– They lost 10-2 to the Orioles.

A season at Laval where he plays a lot would benefit him a lot.

By November, we will have to learn to hate them.

– What is your choice?

– The Celtics start a game of 6 on fire!

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