We are (already or finally, it depends) on July 4th. Congratulations to all our American readers.
Today we start the famous Week draft. Will all prospects who have planned to go to the Bell Center on Thursday and or be able to get through the turnstiles at Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport on Friday? We will see.
Do I need to remind you that this is an important week for the duo? Hughes-Gorton? 14 choices including the first one overall…a few deals to complete…a plan to hatch before the free agent market opens…
No, Montreal staff won’t be sleeping much this week.
The first player that comes to mind when considering a potential deal with the Canadiens is Jeff Petry. The guy asked to be traded last December, his family stayed in the United States after Christmas and the Canadian’s GM has reiterated many times that he was actually trying to find a new team for his amazing number 26.
But he has also repeated several times that he will only enter into a trade with Petry if the Canadian can improve as a result (at medium length Expression). Hughes also admitted that if Petry leaves in the summer, he will be replaced by a veteran next season, not a green rookie.
However, one big question remains: will Kent Hughes succeed in trading Jeff Petry by respecting all the criteria and conditions he has set for himself?
To see what the Flash had to endure to free the millions Accountant that Ryan McDonagh was on the team’s payroll, there’s always a chance Jeff Petry won’t be traded. Much like the identity of the player who will be picked first on Thursday night, there is a great deal of uncertainty in the Petry file.
Firstlet’s remember the return achieved for McDonagh: Philippe Myers and Grant Mismash. A return that reminded me of trading PK Subban, the Predators and the Devils…
Myers was never drafted into the NHL, he spent the 2021-22 season between the NHL and the AHL, he will receive $3.8 million in 2022-23 and he will count for $2.55 million on the payroll of screws. And that’s when he’s not Redeemed. Because although Julien BriseBois has indicated he has no intention of buying out the contract from Myers — structured to make a buyout attractive — some insider still believe that the Light will work like this for the next few hours.
In short, Myers’ value in the market really hasn’t been very good.
Mismash, on the other hand, is a second-round pick in 2017 that never actually hatched. He is 23 years old and had 12 points in 57 games in the American League last season. And he’s a striker…
His cap hit is $842,500 and it will be BRD at the end of the season.
Anyway, Mismash’s market value wasn’t very good either.
McDonagh was therefore almost handed over to the Predators, who agreed to take on McDonagh and 100% of his remaining contract: four seasons into one. cap hit of $6.75 million. We witnessed a booking transaction, that’s it.
Secondlet’s compare Petry and McDonagh.
Petry is 34, a year (and a half) older than McDonagh. He just finished the 2021-22 season with 27 points in 68 games. McDonagh has 26 points in 71 games. It doesn’t look bad…
But Petry had 40 and 42 points in 2019-20 and 2020-21. McDonagh? 12 points per season! Advantage Petry.
Both defenders averaged 20 minutes per game last season. However, McDonagh won the Stanley Cup in 2020 and 2021, having even been a contender for the 2021 Conn-Smythe Trophy, according to Jon Cooper. McDonagh Advantage.
However, several (other) arguments speak in favor of Petry.
He’s a defender whose first quality is offensive (unlike McDonagh, who is said to have more responsibility).
He is right handed (unlike McDonagh who is left handed). Good right-handers are rarer in the NHL.
He has one less contract year than McDonagh and one cap hit $500,000 less than the new defender of the Preds.
He finished the season with nine points in seven games. He seemed to orient himself under the orders of Martin St-Louis (and far from Dominique Ducharme).
He was still his coach’s most-used right-hander, while McDonagh was the third-most-used left-hander just for the season tampa in endgames. #Hedman #Sergachev
Though his final season would at first sight be a concern for any GM on the Bettman Circuit – given his performances on the ice and his attitude/character/leadership in turmoil – there’s room for believe that the value of Jeff Petry (at least A LITTLE) higher than that of Ryan McDonagh.
Darren Dreger on @TSN690: “I don’t think it’s going to be hard to move Jeff Petry.” Says #Have Fans have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of Petry, but he’s still held in high esteem across the league.
— HabsLinks (@HabsLinks) July 4, 2022
Canadiens supporters can therefore hope that the Canadiens will get more than one hope C class and a player spanning the NHL and AHL in return for Petry…
But unless you withhold part of Petry’s salary – for three years, which would be very restrictive – or accept a heavy contract in return for Petry, we can think the CH’s #26 won’t get the Canadian the moon. Although several speakers reiterate that Petry’s value is still good and it won’t necessarily be difficult to trade Jeff Petry…
The encouraging data? Kent Hughes isn’t in as much of a rush as Julien BriseBois with his Impact Defender. You know, like me, that you almost always get a better price on your items when you’re not in a hurry to sell marketplace. Though you’ll never get double a rushed version of yourself, hehe.
Stay that if Hughes didn’t touched On the evening of July 13th, he will have a much harder time completing a transaction with that much money accounting. Big deals are almost all closed before the free agent market opens in the new accounting NHL. Erik Karlsson, Max Pacioretty and Jack Eichel are exceptions that prove the rule, not the rule per se.
Hughes must hope that John Klingberg (Dallas) and Kris Letang (Pittsburgh) will get a full free hand on July 13th. That would give him two potential clients to welcome a right-handed attacking defender like Petry…
Right now we’re entitled to a deal with Ryan McDonagh hurting Canadiens fans for its impact on Jeff Petry’s value. However, this isn’t the first time a deal with Ryan McDonagh has hurt us…
– Philippe Myers will (maybe) reunite with his former coach.
— Maxime Morin (@MaxMorinRDS) July 4, 2022
– The principle of the old coach bag disturbs Yes, really Martin Lemay.
The waltz of the coaches me 🤬🤬🤬
To Mauritius in Florida
Deboer in Dallas
I feel like Winnipeg wanted to steal the silly decision show 🤦🏻♂️
Much pain for @PascalVincent71
A lot of!! https://t.co/Hv2vOP9nn3
— Martin Lemay (@MartinLemay) July 4, 2022
– Ivan Fedotov is unlikely to play in 2022-23. His decision to join the NHL before completing his military service meant he was sent to a military base in the Arctic for a year. Did Romanov do his military service? I ask for a friend…
Military service in Russia is compulsory. Hockey players have typically suspended their duties while training with the team, but Fedotov’s decision to leave CSKA in its prime raised the wrong eyebrows.
A note for those who are shouting about the lack of freedom in Canada.
—Andrew Zadarski (@AZadarski) July 4, 2022
Based on last season’s habs, the defensive zone was the land of the free https://t.co/cYspdFr6KV
— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) July 4, 2022
– The Halo saved the lives of two pilots weekend. [JDM]
– CF Montreal lost their first place in the East… but were able to win it back tonight in Los Angeles. [JDM]