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Insider Pierre LeBrun revealed a crucial information about a possible trade of Evgenii Dadonov

Published January 17, 2023 at 8:52 PM
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When Kent Hughes acquired Evgenii Dadonov in return for Shea Weber's contract, the goal was primarily to free him up from the organization's long-term injury list to make more room for Carey Price, but also to potentially trade him at the trade deadline.

In an ideal world, Kent Hughes would have been able to get the 33-year-old Russian forward as a draft pick or a second-tier prospect.

With less than two months to go before the deadline, tipster Pierre LeBrun spoke with eight general managers who are expected to be buyers by March 3.

What price would these GMs be willing to pay for the Russian? Absolutely NOTHING.


No one is interested in him and we can understand why. The number 63 of the CH disappoints enormously and he shows quite well that he is not a leader on whom a team that wants to go far in the playoffs can count.

In 33 games this season, he, who is supposed to be an offensive player, has only collected 10 points. Not very attractive for a guy who earns $5M annually.

Even if Hughes decides to pay 50% of his salary for the rest of the year, it would be surprising if a team is interested in him. The Habs will have to use up the last year of his contract until the end of the season.


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