Big statement about a possible surprising trade involving Evgenii Dadonov

Published February 17, 2023 at 11:08

At the beginning of the season, many CH fans were salivating over the upcoming trade deadline. They saw Kent Hughes selling big with Sean Monahan, Evgenii Dadonov, Jonathan Drouin, Mike Hoffman, Joel Armia and even Joel Edmundson. Injuries and bad performances will have changed the situation.

Of all these players, the one most likely to leave the organization would be none other than Evgenii Dadonov, according to Arpon Basu. A professional scout would have told him that the Russian forward could be of interest to some formations that will not have succeeded in their A and B plans.

An important statement regarding a possible trade involving Dadonov.

"'He's a guy who needs to play with good players, give and go, make plays,' one scout mentioned, adding that Dadonov needs to play with a puck-possession team more than a 'chip-and-chase' style team."

For his part, Pierre LeBrun said much the same thing as Basu in a recent edition of Insider Trading.

"Pierre Lebrun on @TSNHockey Insider Trading re Evgenii Dadonov:«Starting to hear some teams say if we don't get some top players on our list, maybe we'll call (Kent Hughes) closer to March 3rd.»

So it could be that Dadonov will be dealt at the last minute on March 3 while other teams have seen their plans fall through.

In 46 games this season with the CH, the forward has accumulated 4 goals and 13 assists for a total of 17 points. He is currently in the final year of his contract, earning an average of $5 million per season. Kent Hughes could very well hold on to that $5M until the end of the season to make sure he at least gets something for himself.
February 17   |   119 answers
Big statement about a possible surprising trade involving Evgenii Dadonov

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