A major rumor about Jeff Petry has just been confirmed: Hughes took a revealing action even before acquiring him
BY DAVID ST-JEAN AUGUST 11, 2023 (6:56 PM)
Nearly a week after the unexpected announcement of Petry's return to Montreal, new information is surfacing, and here is the most recent update.
This actually confirms a big rumor that has been circulating about the veteran defenseman: Kent Hughes is already attempting to trade him again.
Everything indicates that the former #26 of the Canadiens won't even play a single game with the Blue-White-Red team in the 2023-2024 season. He is expected to be traded before the start of the regular season, which begins on October 10th.
A New Development
According to information from the reputable David Pagnotta, revealed on NHL Network, Kent Hughes contacted other NHL teams last week to inform them that defenseman Jeff Petry was available.
Wow! So, even before finalizing the trade with the Penguins, the Canadiens' general manager was trying to trade Petry. This could have potentially turned into a four-team trade, just imagine!
This demonstrates how Jeff Petry is clearly not part of the Canadiens' organizational plans.
To be continued!