In a text about the situation of the young center Kirby Dach of the Chicago Blackhawks, Jimmy Murphy, editor in chief of the site montreal Hockey Now, released this nugget: the Canadian would seek to divest himself of Christian Dvorak.
Trade rumors abound in the NHL and some NHL scouts tell us [à Montreal Hockey Now] also that Canadians are trying to change to Dvorak.
If he #GoHabsGo try to get Kirby Dach out of the #blackhawkshttps://t.co/cXNDssOH9P
—MurphysLaw74 (@MurphysLaw74) May 23, 2022
Recall that in March, Renaud Lavoie had reported that the Habs were seeking to get rid of the American center. According to him, some clubs like the Minnesota Wild were interested in the former Coyotes.
Elliotte Friedeman had indicated that certain clubs in the West were interested in acquiring him.
Regardless, this isn’t the first time that what Murphy reports has surfaced.
It is important to note, however, that the situation around Dvorak is by no means the same as it was in early winter.
He had gotten off to a rocky start in Montreal, scoring just 16 points in 34 games under Dominique Ducharme.
But as is the case with many other players, things changed under Martin Saint-Louis.
With one game to play, here’s the production in pts/game of the Canadiens’ key players in the first 45 games (Ducharme) versus the last 36 (St-Louis).
Only Anderson saw his production drop. @919sports pic.twitter.com/Q0v7sCQnFa
— Kevin Vallee (@KevinMVallee) April 28, 2022
The situation turned around and Dvorak closed the 2021-2022 campaign with 33 points in 56 games. In terms of points per game, it’s the best production of his career.
According to Murphy, the fact that a Limited Non-Trade Clause (MNTC) It will come into effect for the 2023-2024 season.
Therefore, it will be more difficult to exchange him since he will be able to present a list of eight teams in which he does not want to be compromised.
Dvorak will receive $4.45 million over the next three seasons. For a player with consistent, solid production (45-50 points per year), who is also very responsible defensively, it’s a very honest contract.
Given that he’s still young (26) and had the best moments of his career with St. Louis, we can expect even more offensive production from him next year.
Considering the other players with disappointing productions on more generous salaries (Anderson, Gallagher, Drouin and Petry), the No. 28’s contract is far from a problem.
Especially since his departure would leave a gaping hole in an already weak center line.
And that if the Canadian did draft Shane Wright, the latter will need veterans ahead of him so as not to have too much pressure.
In short, unless the CH gets an excellent response, this rumor is hard to believe.
Remember, the Habs acquired him last summer in exchange for a first-round pick this year and a second-round pick in 2024…
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