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Major statement on the future of goaltender Cayden Primeau, and it confirms what we were thinking

Published August 10, 2023 at 4:58 PM
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In the context of a recent article, the excellent analyst Marc Dumont, who is also a former employee of the Montreal Canadiens, made a major statement regarding the young goaltender Cayden Primeau.

Here it is:

I have serious doubts that Cayden Primeau would be claimed if he were placed on waivers.

In fact, I will say it: There is virtually no chance he will be claimed unless a team is desperate. All other NHL teams have one or two Cayden Primeaus in their prospect pool, and most of them have better statistics. - Marc Dumont



Wow. Let's recall that under his contract, if Primeau does not stay with the Canadiens in the NHL this fall, he will have to go through waivers.

Many experts took it for granted that he would leave the organization at that time, but it may not be the case after all.

This would be excellent news for Kent Hughes, who could then reassign Primeau with the Laval Rocket, which might be ideal for him.

Furthermore, let's admit that with the recent acquisition of Casey DeSmith, the chances of seeing Primeau placed on NHL waivers in a few weeks seem enormous at this stage.

Primeau, 23 years old, is a 7th-round pick (199th overall) in 2017. Last season, he compiled a record of 19-15-6 with a goals-against average of 3.04 and a save percentage of .909 in 41 games with the Laval Rocket.


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Major statement on the future of goaltender Cayden Primeau, and it confirms what we were thinking

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