Rumour: Habs now focus on keeping Domi at the expense of another forward!

Is this the right call?

Rumour: Habs now focus on keeping Domi at the expense of another forward!

When Max Domi decided to fire his agent Pat Brisson, who has a strong working relationship with Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, most fans in Montreal expect a trade to come. 

Now, it sounds like it might be another player on the block. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Bergevin is expected to gauge the market on both Domi and teammate Phillip Danault and see what is out there. Friedman believes that Danault is worried about his role for the upcoming season and Bergevin might be more tempted to move him and keep Domi on his roster. 

We never know what to expect with a fearless general manager like Bergevin. 

Domi is looking to play centre next season and it looks like he may not get that opportunity in Montreal. However, with the possibly of Danault getting moved, this could change his enthusiasm. Domi is coming off a $3.1 million annual salary and has arbitration rights. He had a decent season scoring 44 points (17 goals + 27 assists in 71 games), but it was a step-back from his first season in Montreal in 2018-19 when he recorded 71 points (28G+44A) in 82 games.

Personally, we’d rather have Danault on our team: Domi didn’t seem to care much in the Habs’ playoff run both against the Pittsburgh Penguins and their first-round series against the Philadelphia Flyers. Danault is hard-working and could find a great fit with many teams around the league. 

We never can predict what Bergevin will do and this one will remain a mystery until the trigger gets pulled!