Brodin’s deal a comparable for Brodie
Eric Francis: When looking at T.J. Brodie‘s next contract, can now use Jonas Brodin‘s seven-year, $6 million per deal as a comparable. They are different types of players, but Brodie offers a lot more on the offensive side of the things and pushes his value higher.
No talk of a lower internal budget for the Sabres
Canadiens could offer up a defenseman for help up front
Kulak has two years left on his deal at $1.85 million per and he may have more trade market value than he does if he were to remain with the Canadiens.
Mete is only 22-years old, can still improve and is on a team-friendly contract, so he still holds value to the Canadiens.
Bergevin can see if he can land a scoring forward in free agency before turning to the trade market if he wants.
Fleury’s updated no-trade list was due on Tuesday
There is lots of speculation that the Vegas Golden Knights want to re-sign Robin Lehner, who would cost at least $5 million per season. Fleury has two years left at $7 million per season.
The team doesn’t have a lot of salary cap space to work with this offseason. If they re-sign Lehner, Fleury will likely be moved out. They could move another contract out, but having $12 million-plus tied up in goalies doesn’t seem likely.