Carey Price waived no-move clause ahead of expansion plan – .

Carey Price waived no-move clause ahead of expansion plan – .

There has been speculation this season ahead of Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft that Carey Price could forgo his no-move clause, either to be an option for the new NHL franchise or to use his huge cap of $ 10.5 million to protect Jake Allen from eligibility. It looks like the latter has arrived, and the Kraken will be free to select Price if they want him and his contract.

It’s definitely a gamble for Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, leaving the cornerstone of his franchise in front of a team looking to get off to a good start in their competitive window. There will be other goaltenders available, but a Hart Trophy winner and one of this year’s Stanley Cup finalists will certainly lead to at least some serious discussion in the Kraken’s front office.

We’ve seen this season how difficult it is to navigate a flat-cap world, and Seattle has a chance to build from scratch with a reduced cap in mind. Their Managing Director, Ron Francis, said it today:

Maybe this mindset will prevent them from choosing Price. We won’t know until their 30-player picklist is revealed on July 21.


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