The Stanley Cup was won on Sunday night in Tampa Bay, which had the effect of plunging us straight into the off-season in the NHL.
The project, the transactions that come withthe development field, the opening of the free agent market … early summer is always my favorite time as a hockey fan. Especially when the team you follow comes compete in the Stanle Cup finalfinish there in the last place in the general classification …
However, this effervescent period of rumors of all kinds also comes with its share of contradicting information. eo errata and its few unrealistic speculations. It is like this. It is what it is.
The wild rumor of the day is as follows: An NHL leader allegedly raised the possibility of seeing the Canadian redeem Joel Edmundson’s contract.
Huh? Of kosse?
All this from an article written by Jimmy Murphy on the site MontrealHockey Now in which he indicates that he argued with a leader (of a team?) of the NHL … and was asked the following question: Is Joel Edmundson a candidate for a possible buyout this summer?
Murphy, who is also the publisher of the site in question, would have replied No.
Journalists are usually the ones who interrogate leaders, but hey …
Did this discussion really happen? It could be.
What is the exact job of this alleged NHL executive? We do not know.
No, Jimmy Murphy does not claim to have heard a rumor that Joel Edmundson’s contract could be bought. He still claims he overheard a manager wondering if Edmundson’s contract could be redeemed (between July 1 and July 12, if I understand the new collective agreement).
Is it a rumor? No! Is this speculation? Neither! Is this new? Yes, to the extent that Jimmy Murphy is telling the truth, there is at least one executive in the inner circle of the NHL who dared to wonder if Joel Edmundson would have been redeemedlater released by the Canadian. Because? This leader may dream of seeing Edmundson march towards complete autonomy …
It’s possible? No! Joel Edmundson is much more likely to be made captain of the CH than to see him buy his contract.
I repeat: the Canadian begins a period of reconstruction, or at least of transition. He wouldn’t have done that NOBODY advantage of distributing the salary and above all the hit cap by Edmundson. The short term is not important for the team, it is the medium-long term that now matters. This is what explains the Dadonov vs Weber transaction …
Why would you want to mortgage the team’s paycheck in 2024-25 and 2025-26 when you can just keep AND PLAY Edmundson in the next two individual campaigns hit cap very reasonable $ 3.5 million? It wouldn’t make any sense! Especially since you may be trying to win it all in 2025-26 and therefore need every available accounting dollar under the limit.
Wanting to get rid of Edmundson, would you trade him, that’s all.
And for those who think Edmundson’s back isn’t Earth no more two years, know that there would be the LTIR for what. And if you think you know Edmundson’s health, tell yourself that he and the CH know VERY more than you. And that the contract of an injured player cannot be redeemed, if so …
If Kent Hughes needs accounting space And that Carey Price wants to try to make a return to the game, he will bet more Petry, Hoffman, Drouin, Dvorak or Armia than Edmundson.
What an extravagant scenario to acquire the Edmundson contract …
Instead, let’s take the time to wish a happy birthday to the principal concerned.
Happy birthday, Eddy! 🥳
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