The Montreal Canadiens and general manager Marc Bergevin got busy this offseason and brought in some of the biggest names from free agency to make a run during the 2020-21 season.
Not only did Bergevin bring in some new faces, but he was also able to get some extensions done with Jake Allen, Brendan Gallagher and Jeff Petry.
This left forward Phillip Danault feeling a little left out.
After winning the Jean-Beliveau trophy for community involvement, Danault spoke to the media on Zoom and was asked about his contract which comes to an end after this season and if there's any current extension talks.
"At this point, there's no negotiations,"
"I know who I am, and I know who I'm becoming...Ultimately, it's not my decision, but I'd like to stay in Montreal."
The Canadiens currently have $16million in cap space for next year with only 14 players signed.
Tomas Tatar, Joel Armia, Jordan Weal, Alex Belzile and Charlie Lindgren will all be UFA while Artturi Lehkonen, Jesperi Kotkaneimi, Victor Mete, Ryan Poehling and Cale Fleury will be RFA.
Do you think the writing is on the wall and Danault will be playing his last season in Montreal?
"At this point, there's no negotiations," says Phil Danault on zoom with media.
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) November 24, 2020
"I know who I am, and I know who I'm becoming...Ultimately, it's not my decision, but I'd like to stay in Montreal." - Phillip Danault on his contract situation. Says he is living day by day and not worrying about it as much as he might have when he was younger.
— ?rpon Basu (@ArponBasu) November 24, 2020