The new Habs edition could go through a Carey Price in Edmonton

Published December 1, 2021 at 9:27

With Jeff Gorton as the pilot of the plane, we are aware that a rebuild will start soon. Older players such as Brendan Gallagher, Jeff Petry, Ben Chiarot and/or Carey Price could leave the Red, White, and Blue dressing room.

Let's remember Carey Price's name, shall we? Right now, he's in a rehab period, but he'll be back in the next few weeks. We all can't wait for him to put his mask and pads back on and stop pucks, which should only happen in 2022.

That being said, if the Habs start a real rebuild, Price's case will have to be studied in depth. If we follow this logic, the 34-year-old goaltender, who will be paid $10.5 million annually until 2026, will have to pack his bags and leave a team that wants to rebuild.

Here's how to trade a deal this heavy. First of all, the Edmonton Oilers are the organization with the most potential to acquire, Mr. Price. By "passing on" goalie Mikko Koskinen, who will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this campaign, while the Habs would retain the maximum allowable salary of Price, the deal would be almost "easy"!

In short, according to the excellent Brian Wilde, this portrait is the first step that the Montreal Canadiens should take to send a VERY clear message to the fans. Especially since Western Canada is perfect for Price, who is originally from British Columbia, not to mention the fact that he would end up with an aspiring team that counts on Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.
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