Right now, a transaction doesn’t seem imminent, according to Eric Engels


With the draft starting in just over 24 hours, the 32 teams of the Bettman circuit are in the final stages of preparation. The discussions between scouts and executives are numerous to finalize the lists, but it is also the time when the GMs try to complete the transactions.

Among the players who could move tomorrow is Jeff Petry. The CH defender, who would still like to be sold (with an American team) due to his family situation, is bought by Kent Hughes, but the latter has no intention of letting the number 26 lose to a pittance.

And according to Eric Engels, Hughes and CH would not get their price, while Engels argues that a transaction involving Petry is not forthcoming. Right now.

As Engels points out, everything can change at any moment, but right now the situation doesn’t seem ideal for him to be traded. The defender’s salary ($ 6.25 million a year) is a bit steep and many of the teams likely interested in Petry’s services, including the Stars (we’ll come back to that), don’t have the money to go hunting at the moment. .

And as the CH has no intention of withholding part of Petry’s salary by exchanging itthis complicates things a bit.

However, if the affected teams are able to free up money in the next few hours, it could create the possibility of Petry being traded. Otherwise, it will go to after the repechage.

However, there may be a team that may have an even greater interest in Petry than ever before: the Dallas Stars.

Earlier today, Frank Seravalli revealed that, barring surprises, John Klingberg will test the free agent market.

So, should the Stars lose Klingberg’s services, they might consider bringing in Petry to compensate. CH number 26 may not be Klingberg, but that’s not a bad consolation prize.

The Stars will have to be prepared to pay Kent Hughes’ asking price to acquire the defender, otherwise he will remain in Montreal. So simple.

But clearly, the update in John Klingberg’s file could have repercussions on Jeff Petry’s file. To continue, therefore.

Lot of

– Just like Petry, Vladimir Tarasenko (who requested a transaction almost a year ago exactly) could move.

– Shane Wright is Not bad convinced that tomorrow he will be the choice of CH.

– New three-year contract for Adam Boqvist in Columbus.

– Mathias Brunet is not blushing.

– Big news for the Alouettes.

– Considering that they have been deprived of Juuse Saros, i Pred they did their best under the circumstances.


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