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The real reason for Denis Gurianov's departure from Montreal is revealed and it's not what we thought

Published July 11, 2023 at 5:42 PM
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As we reported in the last few hours, forward Denis Gurianov officially left the Montreal Canadiens today.

He signed a one-year contract with the Nashville Preds.

After this announcement, interesting new information surfaced, especially regarding the real reason for Gurianov's departure.

"The Canadiens had a real and sincere interest in bringing him (Gurianov) back, but they first had to lighten the surplus of forwards. Obviously, they haven't done it yet." - Arpon Basu



So it's not because of Gurianov's performance that he leaves Montreal.

Nor is it because of his contractual demands or due to a lack of interest from Kent Hughes, it's simply because the Habs have too many forwards currently under contract.

They tried to make room to bring Gurianov back at $900,000, but without success.

Suzuki, Gallagher, Anderson, Hoffman, Dvorak, Armia, Dach, Newhook, Evans, Pitlick, Harvey-Pinard, Pezzetta, Caufield, Monahan, Slafkovsky and possibly Owen Beck, Joshua Roy and Sean Farrell... It's true that it's a lot of forwards for 12 spots.

Good luck to Guri in Nashville!

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The real reason for Denis Gurianov's departure from Montreal is revealed and it's not what we thought

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