4 avr. 2021
Canadiens de Montréal
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>gmgb</b></div><div>You're making two assumptions here about NSH, that I would disagree with.
The first is that they should add Horvat. I've got no interest in Horvat for NSH. They're not currently in a place where it makes sense to give up anything of value for him before the deadline as a rental, and I definitely don't want to re-sign him (and with the retention on Johansen here, NSH can't afford it anyway). Assuming he wants at least something like the 8x8 Johansen contract (I'd be surprised if his agent isn't looking for $9M or more per season, given Horvat's production this season), whoever signs him until he's 36 for that is going to have buyer's remorse. Even in the summer, when NSH wouldn't have to give up any assets to sign him, I still wouldn't want the Preds to consider it.
The second is that they should pay to get rid of Johansen. Yes, he's overpaid by about $2M a season, but with only two more years left on his contract after this one it's manageable. It's not like Johansen can't play anymore, and he needs to be healthy scratched or buried in Milwaukee. He's still a good 1B/2A center. For what it would cost to pay someone who'd replace Johansen in the lineup, plus retaining on RJ and/or giving up assets to move him, it's a net loss for NSH.
I really don't want to see Glass get traded either. He's finally getting put in a position to succeed, and it's working. He could easily be the piece that turns this proposal into a lopsided Forsberg for Erat type win for VAN, in just a couple years.</div></div>
This was excellently expressed. Bravo.