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from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic,

It’s too close to call. And my sense is that as of Tuesday morning, the Montreal Canadiens were also waiting like everyone else to find out what happens Wednesday.

Gripping stuff.

Here’s what I believe to be true so far:

It’s too close to call. And my sense is that as of Tuesday morning, the Montreal Canadiens were also waiting like everyone else to find out what happens Wednesday.

Gripping stuff.

Here’s what I believe to be true so far:

There’s an expectation that Seattle, at the 11th hour, will inform Montreal what the price would be not to take Price. As of late afternoon Tuesday, that had not happened yet. But if it does, here’s the poker game: Are the Kraken really ready to take on that massive contract? Does Marc Bergevin call their bluff and say “take him, we’re not paying an asset”? Or does he feel compelled to make sure he doesn’t lose No. 31? To me, he’s already pot-committed, to stay with the poker analogy, once he agreed with Price to go this route. So why pay an asset now?

Price has a doctor’s appointment Thursday in New York City for his knee, which might need surgery, although while he’s there they’ll want to check out his hip just to make sure. (As an aside, if Seattle is picking him and wants him there Wednesday evening for the unveil, they better tell him sooner rather than later before he gets on his Wednesday flight for New York.) It’s this health concern that prompted Price himself to come up with this stunning idea of exposing him and protecting Jake Allen just in case Price wasn’t ready to start the season. Price, I’m told, even called Allen before doing this to make sure he was OK with it.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/20/21 at 07:02 PM ET

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