Dumont top priority… Habs listening his offer
According to rds.ca and to Mix 99,7 FM JP Dumont priority is to play in Montreal.
From Mix 99.7 Fm : Dumont’s agent called Bob Gainey and offer a discount price (less than the arbitration award) for a 3 years contract.
Koivu status is what making the Habs listening.
Next report on the eye injury of Koivu will determine exactly when he will comeback. Speculation is that he will miss at least the first 20 games.
Caps space :
At 2.2M Ryder could be the odd man out… but he shoot right.
Expect Radek Bonk to be ship out of town if Dumont sign with the Habs. Bonk salary is 2.4M and Washington seem interested in the past.
David Aebiesher could be trade but expect Gainey to wait to see if Huet is really the same goalie than last year.
Expect line if Dumont join the Habs
Samsonov – Ribeiro – Kovalev
Higgins – Koivu – Ryder
Johnson – Plecanek – Dumont
Perezhogin – Bégin – Chipchura
Streit – Rivet
Souray – Markov
Dandeneault – Komisarek
Expect Dumont to make an offer of 2.0 – 2.2M per year.