From December 20 to December 27, General Managers must comply with the truce.
There is no question of transfers. So the players’ association wanted it, so the National League owners agreed to it.
But did you notice that a week before this truce was imposed, the decision makers of the NHL teams would meet to discuss the rules, different solutions on ambiguous matters.
And, of course, we multiply the contacts. It’s always an interesting time to start discussions about which skaters are getting attention and which skaters are fueling the rumors.
We will plow the land in the hope of a good harvest by March 3, the deadline for closing the transactions.
Certainly, Kent Hughes is a very busy and above all in demand managing director. At Canadian, there are players who will undoubtedly draw interest due to their status.
Take the example of Joel Edmondson. He’s a veteran defender who won a Stanley Cup in St. Louis when the Blues relied heavily on their defensive squad. He has one more year left on his deal, averaging $3.5 million per season.
Doesn’t this represent a trade opportunity for a team looking to add depth to the blue line? For example, a club like the Edmonton Oilers. In the meantime, doesn’t he represent an asset that allows Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes to reduce their payroll and, above all, improve their fate in the draft?
With a tough race ahead to qualify for the playoffs and several teams in danger of missing the spring conference early in the season, they never thought they’d find themselves in a situation where they’d grow up… .