Each year, the various NHL general managers address the media during the opening day of the free agent market. Most of the time, these press conferences take place in the late afternoon, but it is not uncommon for them to be postponed when DGs still have files they are working on.
That doesn’t mean they’re necessarily close to signing a player or closing a deal, but at least they have something to deal with.
And obviously this is the case for Kent Hughes, while the CH CEO’s press conference has been postponed. He was originally supposed to speak at the end of the afternoon, but ultimately he won’t. He could speak tonight on Zoom if nothing happens and his cases are resolved, but if not, he’ll be fine until tomorrow.
Kent Hughes will not be available face-to-face today. Either tonight or tomorrow on Zoom (if nothing happens) or tomorrow face to face if something happens. @919sports
— Kevin Vallee (@KevinMVallee) July 13, 2022
Once again I insist that guarantee It is not that the Canadian will move in the next few hours. However, there is a real possibility that it will.
Given that the team doesn’t really have any money to spend right now, we can suspect that if there is any movement in Montreal in the next few hours, it will likely be a trade. I doubt it will be Jeff Petry given that John Klingberg hasn’t signed on yet, but who knows.
Obviously, some will think of a transaction for Pierre-Luc Dubois, especially since his name is Again back in the news in Montreal today. It’s not impossible, but I don’t think it’s anything that big of a deal.
At the same time, it’s probably not a Rocket-related case that’s holding Hughes back right now…
Not surprisingly, Kent Hughes is still working on files at the moment, but for him to move his media availability, it’s probably not Rocket-related files, shall we say. To follow! #CH #habs #canadians
— Marc-Olivier Beaudoin (@MOBeaudoin1) July 13, 2022
In short, we’ll see if the smoke will rise from a fire, but definitely, the Canadian’s GM is a busy man at the moment. We may find out a bit more tonight, otherwise it will be tomorrow, simple as that.
A lot of
– Anthony Cirelli (who just signed an eight-year contract extension) and Zach Bogosian will miss the start of next season for the Lightning. They had shoulder surgery and will be back in 4-6 months.
Anthony Cirelli and Bogosian had shoulder surgery and were out 4-6 months. So he will miss the start of the season, BriseBois said.
—Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) July 13, 2022
Speaking of Lightning, Julien BriseBois doesn’t expect to see Ondrej Palat again next year.
Julien BriseBois said that they wished Ondrej Palat the best of luck today. He always knew it would be difficult to fit it in the cap. But both sides were willing to talk about a lot of scenarios. He knew that on Monday he would not return. He called him an “all-time great” Bolt.
—Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) July 13, 2022
– Little movement in the negotiations between Jesper Bratt and the Devils.
As the #NJDevils I’m still browsing the free agent market, told there’s nothing new on the Jesper Bratt front in the negotiations. Perhaps the talks will resume after today. We’ll see.
—David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 13, 2022
– Kaapo Kakko is still in good hands with Chris Drury. At least, that’s what it says.
#NYR General Manager Chris Drury on Kaapo Kakko:
“We think about him a lot, he’s a great young player. We want him here for a long time… He’s a player we want and I’m not too worried about bringing him in soon.”
—Mollie Walker (@MollieWalkerr) July 13, 2022
– Movement in Boston, including the signing of the former Canadiens goalie.
The Boston Bruins have signed goalie Keith Kinkaid to a one-year, two-way deal worth $750,000 at the NHL level. pic.twitter.com/Uoqdft9kdA
—Complete HkyNews (@CompleteHkyNews) July 13, 2022
– The former member of the CH organization continues his stay in Minnesota.
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