don't expect a contract buyout this summer

don’t expect a contract buyout this summer

This afternoon, Arpon Basu (The Athletic) offered subscribers to the site to ask him questions related to the Canadian in order to answer questions surrounding the club.

This gave a good result on The Athletic website.

An interesting answer that was noted is in connection with a potential contract buyout. Could the Canadian buy out a contract this summer to make room in the short term?

The example of Jonathan Drouin was cited in the question.

According to what the journalist has heard and based on discussions on the subject, Arpon Basu believes that the CH will not buy out a contract during the off-season. Why? To not have more “average dead” on the course.

In the medium and long term, when CH wants to start winning again, that ties the hands of a club. Jonathan Drouin, if he was bought out, would be paid over two seasons while he will be a free agent in a year.

At the moment, the CH retains salary for three players (Artturi Lehkonen, Ben Chiarot and Brett Kulak), but the contracts will expire this summer. Otherwise, the real problem: Karl Alzner is still on the cap hit CH for two years. Starting this summer, its annual impact will be $833,333.

Adding another player would start to do too much for the Canadian. Letting players leave like that is not the problem, but it is above all paying guys in a vacuum that is a problem.

Obviously, such a process ensures that the redeemed money must remain under the heading. No way to move it from there, which takes away wiggle room from one direction.

Recall that Kent Hughes, upon his arrival in office, quickly closed the door to a takeover of Carey Price. It obviously doesn’t seem to be his preferred avenue, from what we understand.

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