Trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Lightning: a serious proposal involving the Habs' goaltender Jake Allen surfaces
BY ELIAS OCTOBER 2, 2023 (10:12)
This is particularly true for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens.
The Lightning need to find a goaltender, while the Canadiens need to lose one.
In Tampa Bay, they are trying to recover from the serious operation undergone by their star goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, while in Montreal, there are three goaltenders who are eligible for the NHL waivers.
Here is the proposition from the excellent Andrew Berkshire.
It would be risky, as Allen brings nice stability due to his veteran status, but it could be a great opportunity to take advantage of the situation in Tampa Bay and make them pay more.
Remember, according to well-informed sources, Cayden Primeau would be claimed if he is placed on NHL waivers.
Moreover, by making such a trade, Kent Hughes would manage to reduce the team's payroll for the next season, which would be very beneficial. (and he would avoid losing Primeau for nothing)
It recalls the situation in 2021 when the Avalanche were taken by surprise by the departure of a goaltender and traded a 1st round pick, a 3rd round pick, and a solid prospect for Darcy Kuemper.
Montreal will never get that much for Allen, but it proves that a team in trouble in front of the net can definitely overpay to settle the matter.
The Lightning has its 3rd round pick in 2024, otherwise, 2nd and 3rd round picks in 2025.
Would you make such a trade? What would you ask the Lightning for in a trade? Apparently, there would be a third team involved, to retain half of Allen's salary.
WOULD YOU TRADE ALLEN FOR A 2025 3RD ROUND PICK FROM THE LIGHTNING?
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