What's going on with goalie Cayden Primeau?

Published August 4, 2022 at 10:10

With the NHL's off-season in full swing, Habs general manager Kent Hughes still has a lot of work ahead of him before the team's training camp opens in September.

The former agent will still have to find a way to free up money on the payroll and let's just say that this situation is far from obvious for two players in the organization still waiting for a contract, namely newcomer Kirby Dach as well as goalie Cayden Primeau.

As Charles-Alexis Brisebois of Danslescoulisses.com reports, the Dach contract issue was mentioned by The Athletic reporters Arpon Basu and Marc-Antoine Godin, and they believe that discussions between the Habs and Dach's agent have been going on for quite some time and are expected to gain momentum in the coming weeks.

However, the situation is very different in the case of Cayden Primeau. We can even say that it is radio silence and that no relevant information has been relayed by the various media that cover the activities of the Canadiens.

Is Kent Hughes waiting to see what will happen with Carey Price's precarious situation before making a move on this issue?

What is going on with Cayden Primeau and what is blocking his signing?

It's hard to say, because in addition to having a surplus of goaltenders in the organization, it's a safe bet that negotiations between Primeau and Hughes could take an unexpected turn because of the goaltender's excellent performance during the AHL playoffs, during which he led the Laval Rocket to the semi-finals.

Maybe he's hoping to get a one-way deal with the Habs? But with the presence of Price, Allen and Montembeault, it wouldn't make much sense to make such a commitment to the goalie who will be 23 years old in a few days.

Could his great performance in the playoffs allow Kent Hughes to use him as a bargaining chip?

It's possible, and with all the personnel moves we've seen since the end of the NHL playoffs, no one is immune to a trade. Talk to Jonathan Huberdeau.

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What's going on with goalie Cayden Primeau?

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