Danault Received A Contract Offer Before Gallagher

Every so often, I like to take some news from French media outlets which haven’t been published in English, for the reading pleasures of my English speaking subscribers. The following information is taken from the very reputable Mathias Brunet, from La Presse, who has some key information in the negotiations between Phillip Danault and the Montreal Canadiens. And it’s quite revealing, you will see.

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Some Teams Seem To Be More Generous Than Others With Trade Clauses

Contracts. The never ending topic of discussion. We live with it in our day to day life but it is prominent in the sports’ world where professional athletes are tied to teams through contracts. Depending on the league and the sport, they differ ever so slightly but in the NHL, they are all relatively similar in nature. You have the rookie contract or Entry Level (ELC) which comes with its own cap limit, then it’s open season for players to start making their big bucks. Like anywhere else, some are more fortunate than others and while most is based on talent, other factors such as the General Manager you’re negotiating with can have an impact on the money, term and even clauses attached to that contract.

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