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Kent Hughes' Experience as an Agent Paying Off Already on the Management Side


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MarcO
November 29, 2022  (9:15)
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Of course, there is a lot of talk about the Kent Hughes trade, which acquired Kirby Dach in the last draft, in return for Alexander Romanov, who was quickly replaced internally by other talented left-handed defensemen.

However, there is another decision in this file that goes unmentioned and that is just as major for the Montreal Canadiens.
As popular Twitter contributor Marc-Olivier Beaudoin testifies, there is another interesting detail about number 77 that is often forgotten.
"Friendly reminder that Kirby Dach counts for a slight $3,362,500 on the payroll this season and will do so for the next 3 as well. Not bad huh!" - Marc-Olivier Beaudoin

It must be said, this contract is quickly becoming a stroke of genius for the Tricolore's GM, as he has proven that he is not only a fierce negotiator when it comes to building advantageous deals for his organization, but also when it comes to negotiating contracts.
Dach, 21, is producing at a rate of nearly 70 points (per 82 games) this season while posting 17 points in 21 games. The fact that he is only making $3.36 million per year for three more seasons is a huge bargain for the CH.
There is no doubt that Hughes' strength is his negotiating experience, as he has the background of a former player's agent that allows him to be particularly convincing in his deals.
Let's just say that it's a change from Marc Bergevin, who was mostly good at making trades, but very bad at negotiating contracts. Even today, we are still suffering the impact of his bad decisions with the contracts he has given to many players.
Credit: William Nadeau, Habs & NHL
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