Sports Canadiens leave Carey Price unprotected for Seattle expansion draft
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Sporting News had all the action as Tampa Bay won its second straight Stanley Cup.Remember way back in May, when the kids from Montreal trailed 3-1 against the Maple Leafs? Yep, they came back and won that series in seven games. The Canadiens staved off elimination on Monday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Lightning, too, and now they'll try to do it again two nights later.
The Canadiens have submitted their protected list for theexpansion draft to the NHL and Carey Price is not on it.
had the option of protecting seven forwards, three defencemen and one goalie or eight skaters (forwards or defencemen) and one goalie. He went with the first option and instead of Price.
The NHL released the expansion draft protected lists on Sunday morning.
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Price, 33, has five seasons remaining on hiswith an annual salary-cap hit of $10.5 million. Bergevin is hoping that the salary-cap hit will be too big for the Kraken’s liking and that he will be able to keep both of his goalies for next season. Price has an $11-million signing bonus due in September and his salary for next season will be $2 million.
Price had to waive the no-movement clause in his contract in order for the Canadiens to leave him unprotected. He only waived the no-movement clause for the expansion draft, meaning the Kraken can’t selected Price and then trade him to another team without the goalie’s consent.
The seven forwards Bergevin protected for Wednesday night’s expansion draft are:
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The three defencemen protected are:
Theannounced the Available and Protected Lists for the 30 teams who will provide players to the in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft.
Details:— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL)
Bergevin decided not to protect. The 35-year-old defenceman has five seasons remaining on his 14-year, US$110-million contract with an annual salary-cap hit of $7.857 million. There were — and possibly longer — because of thumb, knee, ankle and foot injuries he has been dealing with.
Also not protected is, and was placed on the long-term injured reserve list. The 26-year-old forward has two seasons remaining on his six-year, US$33-million contract with an annual salary-cap hit of $5.5 million.
What the Puck: Keeping Carey Price a mixed blessing for Habs fans
The Seattle Kraken not selecting Carey Price is a good news/bad news scenario for Habs fans. The good news is he’s staying in Montreal. The bad news is he’s staying in Montreal. It’s good news because there’s no shortage of Canadiens fans who love the taciturn fellow who wears No. 31 for the bleu blanc et rouge. Price is coming off the greatest playoff run of his career and anyone who paid any attention to this post-season knows that the Habs would never have made it to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 28 years if it wasn’t for Saint Carey’s heroics.
was also not protected. The 32-year-old forward has two seasons remaining on his four-year, US$13.6-million contract with an annual salary-cap hit of $3.4 million.
was not protected. The 27-year-old has one season left on his three-year, US$5.5-million contract with a $1.85 million salary-cap hit.
Bergevin did protect Armia, who can become an unrestricted free agent. The GM didn’t protect, who can also become an unrestricted free agent.
, and has his offseason home in Kelowna, B.C., so if the Kraken did select him in the expansion draft he would be much closer to home. , is from Kennewick, Wash., and . Kennewick is only 364 kilometres from Seattle.
If the Kraken takes Price it would free up $10.5 million in salary-cap space over the next five years for Bergevin. Unless Bergevin believesis ready for the NHL next season, the GM would then need to spend some of that money to find a goalie to share the workload next season with Allen. But Bergevin would still have a lot of money left over after finding another goalie to spend on other players.
Canadiens Notebook: The work never stops for Habs GM Marc Bergevin
Now that the NHL expansion draft is over, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin can focus his attention on this weekend’s NHL Draft and then free agency, which begins next Wednesday. The first round of the draft will be held Friday (8 p.m., SN, TVA Sports) with the last six rounds on Saturday (11 a.m., SN, TVA Sports). Bergevin also has to figure out how his team will move forward without captain Shea Weber. During a video conference Thursday, Bergevin said Weber isn’t expected to play next season and added it’s likely the 35-year-old defenceman’s career is over because of thumb, foot, ankle and knee injuries that had him playing through severe pain during the Canadiens’ run to the St
The expansion draft will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Vegas Golden Knights are exempt from the draft after joining the NHL as an expansion team for the 2017-18 season. The Kraken will select one player from each of the other 30 teams.
Complete list of unprotected Canadiens
Here’s the full list of Canadiens players and prospects available to Seattle in the expansion draft:
- Brandon Baddock
- Joseph Blandisi
- Laurent Dauphin
- Michael Frolik
- Charles Hudon
- Michael Pezzetta
- Lukas Vejdemo
- Jordan Weal
- Gustav Olofsson
- Michael McNiven
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Despite a firestorm of criticism this week from sponsors, women’s groups, media columnists and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Montreal Canadiens have defended their controversial decision to draft defenceman Logan Mailloux . After remaining silent amid the backlash, team owner and president Geoff Molson publicly apologized Wednesday to anyone hurt by the decision. He also pledged to work with Mailloux to prepare him for a career in the NHL. “We gave Logan a second chance but in doing so, we failed to properly assess the impact of our decision on the victim and on anyone who has suffered in similar circumstances,” Molson said in a statement released by the team.