Stu on Sports activities: May Canadiens commerce Phil Danault as an alternative of Max Domi?


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May the Canadiens find yourself buying and selling Phillip Danault as an alternative of Max Domi?

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman thinks so.

During his weekly segment Thursday with former NHLers Andrew Peters and Craig Rivet on The Instigators show on WGR Sports Radio 550 in Buffalo, Friedman was requested if he had heard about any commerce gives regarding Domi.

“I bought in bother for what I mentioned final week, so how a lot bother do I wish to get in once more this week?” Friedman mentioned with a sigh after stating final week that “all choices are on the desk” with Domi.

Friedman reported final Saturday that Domi’s new agent, Darren Ferris, had met with Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin and that the participant had not requested for a commerce.

“However I believe Montreal has a query right here,” Friedman mentioned Thursday. “They bought two younger centres who’re going to be their guys for a very long time — (Nick) Suzuki and (Jesperi) Kotkaniemi — they hope. After which they’ve bought Danault, who’s a free agent after subsequent 12 months, they usually’ve bought Domi, who wants a brand new contract now. I believe they’ll take a look at the marketplace for each these guys, simply see what’s on the market, what the curiosity is,” Friedman added. “Danault got here proper out and mentioned he’s not loopy (about) his scenario the place he’s the No. three centre, so I believe Montreal’s going to look and say: ‘OK, what’s the marketplace for him?’ So I believe there’s an opportunity it could possibly be Danault who goes as an alternative of Domi.”