The Phillip Danault case is not going very well at the moment. Considering the fact that there are no negotiations between the CH and the Danault clan, it is clear that an agreement is not imminent.
Moreover, even if Marc Bergevin made a big plea in favor of Phillip Danault, recalling that he has always loved him, the fact remains that his actions do not demonstrate his love, let’s say.
After all, Mathias Brunet is right: he is not as much of a priority as Brendan Gallagher.
Marc Bergevin who affirms about Danault “that we will see during the season, that there are also young centers like Poehling and Evans too…”. with Gallagher, he said it was a priority
– Mathias Brunet (@mathiasbrunet) October 15, 2020
Is it right? The question is valid.
After all, while it’s clear Danault won’t win as much as Gallagher, the fact remains that he is the Canadiens’ most used forward. He’s playing short of a man and he wants to be a potential Selke contender.
And that makes him a player whose CH cannot do without.
Within a center line that is inexperienced, it’s still worth gold. As Max Van Houtte said, Claude Julien definitely does not want to lose a soldier of his caliber.
— 91.9 Sports (@919sports) October 15, 2020
What to do from there?
The question is to establish his value and how much power he has in the negotiations.
Can we say to ourselves that the longer he waits, the less power he has? Possibly.
After all, in the meantime, things can turn against him.
But the problem remains the same: it is necessary to establish what it is worth, but also what the CH can / wants to pay.
Could a five million dollars a year (or a little more) be in the sights of the center? Possibly, yes.
And that’s what comes out pretty much everywhere.
Obviously Danault is not worth $ 6.6975 million per year.
But seeing this list, he and his agent would be crazy to accept less than $ 5M per year, not to say 5.5 …
To be continued.
– Raphaël Doucet (@raphdoucet) October 16, 2020
But OK. Ultimately, the CH and the Danault clan must negotiate to achieve something.
And for now, the two clans are not negotiating. To the great misfortune of the principal concerned.
“The deadline is uncertain. We will continue to work on it ”👇https://t.co/6BPZH5jUmF
– TVASports (@TVASports) October 16, 2020
And it is not for lack of effort that nothing is happening. In fact, according to Danault’s agent, the player’s clan is waiting for the DG de la Flanelle.
It would be Phillip’s preference to negotiate a contract at this point with the Canadiens. We are making efforts in this regard. – Don Meehan
How long will he wait? With the GM having to take a vacation (well deserved, we agree on that) and the season not about to start, it’s clear Danault could wait.
Because it is also there, the problem: what will be its role? So what will his salary be?
Gallagher confessed to being lucky to be done with the negotiations. But for Danault, it has only just begun.
And he’ll hear about it until he signs.
A lot of
– Excellent news, that.
Otto Leskinen #Habs #GoRocket with two assists in the game so far this evening. The first a great outlet pass to the offensive blue line, where Klemetti held off the defender and scored. pic.twitter.com/KEUEQQDC6X
– Patrik Bexell (@Zeb_Habs) October 16, 2020
While waiting for the real season … we will play # NHL21. 🔥
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) October 16, 2020
– His beautiful year has been rewarded.
Flames lock up RFA Mangiapane. $2.425M AAV https://t.co/GITsPretPc
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) October 16, 2020
– Yes, free agents are above all a business. [ESPN]
– 16 players? Wow.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi is the 157th NHL-contracted player to be loaned out to European clubs. The Canadiens have five players in total on loan (plus RFA Charles Hudon).
Edmonton leads the way with 16 players on loan (plus 6 AHL players).
– Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) October 16, 2020