Update on the Phillip Danault's situation

Published July 25, 2021 at 2:29 PM

The outcome in the Phillip Danault case is starting to take a considerable direction. Everything indicates that the center player will test the free agency market on July 28. Remember, Marc Bergevin had mentioned last Thursday that the forward was still in the plans for the Montreal Canadiens.

However, it seems that neither side has shown any sign of life for quite some time. There have been no negotiations since the Stanley Cup final, at least.

Don Meehan, Phillip Danault's agent, told TVA Sports that his client was patiently waiting for the free agent market to open. Montreal would have shown no interest in signing the Victoriaville native. Which is quite unfortunate.

"We are waiting for the market to open [on July 28]. There have been no discussions with Montreal," Danault's agent, Don Meehan, told TVA Sports.

Remember that on July 18, Phillip Danault would have mentioned to journalist Jonathan Bernier of the Journal de Montréal, that he had mourned the Montreal Canadiens and he also put his home on the South Shore of Montreal for sale.

If Danault really leaves the Montreal Canadiens organization, Marc Bergevin will have to get to work quickly. Phillip Danault may not have been a mainstay offensively, but defensively, he is one of the best in his profession. He will have to find a great replacement to fill the void that Phillip Danault will leave, both in terms of hockey and human ones.

Danault finished sixth in the voting for the Selke Trophy, awarded to the forward with the best defensive skills in the NHL. He was also one of the cornerstones of the Habs success in the playoffs, as he shut down stars like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Blake Wheeler and Mark Stone, to only name a few.

If Phillip Danault has mourned his loss of Montreal, we'll have to do the same...

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