Evgeny Dadonov placed on waivers? An option that has just been raised

Published October 27, 2022 at 10:09 PM

Since the beginning of the season, some of the Canadiens players have surprised many hockey fans, starting with the team's young defensemen. When you think of Kaiden Guhle, Jordan Harris and Arber Xhekaj, you can say that they have passed the test with flying colors.

However, other players have disappointed, especially among the forwards. We can think of Mike Hoffman and Christian Dvorak but one name quickly comes to the top of the list, a certain Evgeny Dadonov.

Acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights in return for Shea Weber's contract last summer, we begin to understand why the Nevada organization wanted to get rid of him. In seven games, he still hasn't managed to get a point and you have to wonder if he still has the desire to play hockey.

Some experts would like to see the Russian forward left out of the lineup by Martin St-Louis, but as Marc-Olivier Cook of Danslescoulisses.com reports, two experts would have a pretty strong solution for Dadonov.

On BPM Sports, Georges Laraque and Max Truman suggested that the Canadiens' organization put number 63 on waivers, nothing less.

An option that has just been raised:

If this scenario were to ever materialize, it would be extremely surprising if any team claimed him because of his $5 million per season salary. And if he wasn't claimed, he would have to report to the Laval Rocket.

It's a little early to make such a statement, but we admit that in the medium and long term, this could be a viable option for Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton.

And unlike Christian Dvorak or Mike Hoffman, his market value is most likely zero right now, which means that for now, the Habs are stuck with Dadonov in the lineup.

Let's hope he wakes up, but if he doesn't, fans can take comfort in the fact that he won't be back next year.

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Evgeny Dadonov placed on waivers? An option that has just been raised

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