The Montreal Canadiens are in a standoff right now with forward Max Domi. 

The two sides haven't really started working out a deal and chatter continues to build that Domi has played his last game in a Canadiens' uniform. 

When it comes to negotiations, Domi and his team will clearly point to his 72 point season in 2018-19 season as reason for getting a nice pay bump on his current $3.15million per year salary. 

While the Canadiens will point to his current production which was 44 points in 71 games this past season along with three points in 10 playoffs games. 

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman appeared on Sportsnet 960 radio and reported that despite Domi's agent saying the forward hasn't asked for a trade and it's clear "him and Julien weren't seeing eye to eye".

Friedman added that Domi will easily win a salary of $5million and over in arbitration and if the Canadiens don't want to keep him around there will be no shortage of offers from other teams. 

With Jonathan Drouin at $5.5million, Domi could become the team's highest paid forward if he gets a bit more than that. 


Source: Elliotte Friedman