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2 players could be made available for free for the Canadiens including Atkinson


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Elias Edmonson
June 10, 2024  (4:36 PM)
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In the matter of possible acquisitions for the Canadiens, two players are available for free for Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton as the 2024 draft approaches.

They could acquire them through a trade, but these are bad contracts, so they are considering other options.
With the Philadelphia Flyers desperately needing to create cap space under the NHL salary cap, their General Manager, Daniel Brière, openly admitted to journalist Adam Kimelman of NHL.com that he is considering buying out contracts.
Two names are being targeted.

Contract Buyouts for Cam Atkinson and Cal Petersen?

If confirmed, they would then become unrestricted free agents, and a team like the Montreal Canadiens could offer them, for example, a one-season contract worth $825,000.
«Nothing is official at the moment, but it is likely that we could see one or even two veterans bought out. Logically, Cam Atkinson and Cal Petersen would be prime targets for Brière.» - Samuel Doiron

These are two very talented players, a forward and a goaltender. They could be good deals at $825,000 for a season.
In the case of the Montreal Canadiens, the focus is mainly on Atkinson.
Cam Atkinson is a right winger who tallied 28 points in 70 games last season, 50 points in 73 games in 2022, 34 points in 56 games in 2021, 26 points in 44 games in 2020, and 70 points in 2019.
He is known to be an extraordinary presence in the locker room and a very important veteran for the younger players. He could be a very cost-effective option.
As for Cal Petersen, he is a 29-year-old goaltender with a career record of 46-44-10 in the NHL, a goals-against average of 2.96, and a save percentage of 0.903.
Two names to watch if their contracts are indeed bought out by Daniel Brière and the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Les Flyers pourraient racheter deux contrats dans les prochaines semaines
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JUNE 10   |   445 ANSWERS
2 players could be made available for free for the Canadiens including Atkinson

Would you sign one of these players for less than $1 million per year?

Yes, Petersen5813 %
Yes, Atkinson20044.9 %
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