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Sean Monahan back with the Canadiens? It's now confirmed

Published May 2, 2024 at 3:44 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
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Sean Monahan has been highly valued with the Canadiens, and he also enjoyed his time in Montreal.

When looking at the picture, he provided very good services to the team, accepted a very advantageous bridge contract for Kent Hughes, and brought back two first-round picks. What more could you ask for?

On the other hand, the Canadiens allowed him to get back on the map. Several teams now believe in him, whereas two years ago, his career was considered over by many.

Monahan even was the only player in the entire NHL to play 83 games this season because of his trade. Not bad for a player who was considered finished.


CH fans would very much like to see him back, and in his end-of-season review, he broke the silence on this possibility. It is now confirmed; he will not return to the metropolis.

"Sean Monahan was asked what his priorities will be as a UFA. He wants to be on a winner with a chance to compete. He's enjoyed his time here and sees Winnipeg as a team that can compete."

Murat Ates

So, Monahan wants to win now, and we can understand that. With his injury history, he doesn't have another 15 years to play in the NHL, and he wants an opportunity now.

He believes he could win in Winnipeg, but also elsewhere. It's not about salary in his case.

Remember what Kent Hughes said when he traded him. The GM mentioned that he would have liked to keep him, but he can't give him what he desires. He wasn't talking about money but about winning.

The CH isn't yet ready to become a contender, and that won't happen in the next 2-3 years either.

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