Talk about the goaltending situation with the Montreal Canadiens continues. The tone rises.
Host Jean-Charles Lajoie and columnist Tony Marinaro had a rather heated exchange during the show JCThis is Monday on TVA Sports.
“At one point, I was president of the Kaiden Primo fan club,” Marinaro said in a calm tone. Today I’m not like that anymore and there aren’t many people in this fan club. […] I’m about to throw in the towel. If Jake Allen doesn’t have a contract, will Primo stay with (Samuel) Montembault?
Marinaro doesn’t seem to appreciate Quebec’s performance in exhibition games so far.
“He gave Montembault two bananas that you and I could have stopped,” the columnist said, while Lajoie was skeptical.
“He’s there with confidence. He moves well, behaves well. Monty is the No. 1 goalkeeper,” Lajoie replied.
But, at $3.85 million per season, for two more seasons, Allen is likely overpaid.
For his part, Montembault is completing the one year of his $1 million contract extension.
If Primo lands on waivers, some teams may try to select him.
Journalist Renaud Lavoie confirmed: “Kayden Primo, what will happen if we put him on the exemption list?” We haven’t done that yet. Look at Boston, we have a problem with the No. 2 goaltender. Look at the Philadelphia Flyers and we know Cayden Primeau very well.
“In Boston, because he played for Northeastern in the NCAA and he’s a guy from Philadelphia with his dad (Keith), and obviously he’s very well known in the city. There’s also the Colorado Avalanche that has goaltending issues. 24 and coming off waivers, teams will think about it.
As youngster Jacob Dobis grows, the question arises about Primo’s future in the Canadiens organization.
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