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Very interesting move for the Montreal Canadiens and Kent Hughes: The value of forward Sean Monahan is higher than we thought

Published February 1, 2024 at 11:51
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

It made headlines across the hockey world yesterday: Elias Lindholm moved to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for five assets, including 1st and 4th-round picks.

The prevailing sentiment is that the Canucks paid a steep price, and I agree. However, this transaction precisely indicates the value of Sean Monahan, and that's excellent news.

When you look at the statistics of both players, you realize they are almost identical. They are the same age, play the same position, fulfill similar roles, and have very similar stats.

Lindholm has 32 points in 49 games this season and 545 in 792 in his career. Monahan has 35 points in 49 games this season and 514 in 730 in his career.


Aside from injuries, Monahan is an equivalent or even superior player due to his salary of $1.985 million, while Lindholm earns $4.85 million.

This completed transaction last night is a godsend for Kent Hughes, who is likely rubbing his hands together, especially since his center is the most sought after in the NHL.

Adam Henrique is also available, but he is not of the same quality. Henrique is not as productive, although he is very reliable in his zone, and he earns $5.825 million.

All signs point to the Canadiens, even if they genuinely desire to keep Monahan, having no choice but to trade him with such value.

So, expect Monahan to change teams and bring in a substantial return for the Canadiens. A mere first-round pick is no longer sufficient.

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