Big surprise and Sean Monahan's return to Montreal this summer? He officially announces that it's a real possibility

Elias Edmonson
February 4, 2024  (11:39)

Photo of Nick suzuki, Sean Monahan and Cole Caufield
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Even though the Canadiens acquired a valuable 1st round pick in exchange (and possibly even a 3rd round pick), the trade of Sean Monahan did not necessarily win everyone over, simply because he is a very good hockey player.

He could have really been part of the solution for the Habs in the medium term.

Sean Monahan gone from Montreal for good? Not so fast!

We knew it was a possibility, but now Monahan himself has talked about it!
He hasn't closed the door on the Montreal Canadiens and he is absolutely open to signing here this summer as a free agent. Wow!
This is a very interesting development, especially since Kent Hughes will have plenty of money to sign him this summer and the Jets clearly won't have the means to bring him back with them.
While on Chris Nilan's podcast, the 29-year-old forward indeed mentioned that the future of the Habs means he really doesn't rule out a return to the city this summer.
Clearly, Monahan really enjoyed playing with Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield, Juraj Slafkovsky, and company.
Yes, he was traded, but Kent Hughes thus gave him a real possibility to win the Stanley Cup as early as this season, which is ultimately a gift.
Let's not forget that it was in Montreal that Monahan truly got his career back on track, after major injury troubles.
Monahan amassed 35 points in 49 games this season with the CH (13 goals) and he quickly developed a very interesting chemistry especially with the young Juraj Slafkovsky.
He will be free as a bird and an unrestricted free agent (UFA) this summer, so he can sign with the team of his choice starting July 1st.
Do you think Kent Hughes should sign him? For 5 million per year for three seasons, would you do it?
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Big surprise and Sean Monahan's return to Montreal this summer? He officially announces that it's a real possibility

Would you sign Sean Monahan for 3 years at 5 million per season?

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