Kent Hughes pulled off a masterstroke: a new major detail has surfaced regarding the Joel Edmundson trade

Published July 6, 2023 at 5:51 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
On July 1st, Kent Hughes traded Joel Edmundson to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a third-round and seventh-round draft pick.

Later on, we learned that the Canadiens were retaining 50% of the defenseman's remaining salary, which amounts to $1.75 million for one season.

Given the salary retention, some fans were disappointed with the value the Habs received in return for the 30-year-old veteran.

However, a new piece of information has just surfaced that completely changes the perspective on the return for the former number 44 of the CH.


Here's what the excellent Marco D'Amico revealed about it:

"The Habs would have been the ones paying if they didn't retain, per source."

Wow! This means that if the Canadiens hadn't retained any salary for Edmundson, they would have had to pay to get rid of the defenseman.

That's quite surprising, but at the same time, it has been a rather peculiar offseason so far, with several interesting names being bought out or traded for virtually nothing in return, such as Matt Duchene, Filip Zadina, Ryan Johansen, Kevin Hayes, and more.

Teams are now on high alert as salary cap management has become a crucial aspect of the NHL.

Considering this new information, Hughes pulled off a really good move by obtaining two draft picks for Edmundson instead of having to use one to move him.


Source: HabsetLNH.com
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