The big question everyone has been asking lately is… is it time for the Montreal Canadiens to move on from Carey Price?
With Price having a salary cap hit of $10.5 million for the next 5 seasons after this season, a trade would likely only happen if the Habs eat part of his salary. It would be worth it, as Montreal would still get rid of a lot of money under the cap.
It’s hard to predict what the Canadiens could get for Price, but they surely will be able to acquire some good assets especially if they retain some of his salary.
Before the bubble playoffs last year, it was thought the Habs were in rebuild mode, but with the playoff win over Pittsburgh it has changed things. With the recent firing of Claude Julien, it shows, the Canadiens are in it to win now and if they can improve their team by trading Price, GM Marc Bergevin will do it.
A change of scenery might do Carey Price well. A trade might not happen at the 2021 NHL trade deadline. But it could be an off-season move. One team he could end up on is the Seattle Kraken. GM Ron Francis will look to build a playoff contender right away and Price might be the goalie he targets.
If Price continues to struggle this season, expect to see more Carey Price rumors pop up.