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3 acquisitions for the Canadiens including a surprise? Report from TVA sports


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Elias Adaime
July 9, 2024  (9:52)
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TVA Sports has just identified three final acquisitions for Kent Hughes and the Canadiens via the free agent market during this 2024 offseason.

According to them, there are only three interesting acquisitions left for the Habs, including Tyler Johnson, a forward who has just been linked to Martin St-Louis and Kent Hughes.
In addition to Tyler Johnson, TVA Sports also mentions Alexander Nylander (William's brother) and Daniel Sprong.

Daniel Sprong, Tyler Johnson, or Alex Nylander with the Montreal Canadiens?

Here is the exact excerpt.
«If Montreal Canadiens General Manager Kent Hughes wants to turn to the free agent market at all costs to find reinforcements for the attack, there are essentially three candidates left.

Daniel Sprong. Tyler Johnson. Alex Nylander. That's it.»

- TVA Sports

They mention that Joe Pavelski is clearly going to retire, Kyle Okposo might follow suit at 35 years old, and Filip Zadina seems no longer to be in the NHL teams' plans.
When the San Jose Sharks no longer want you, that says a lot.
In short, knowing that the Canadiens currently have $10.2 million under the salary cap, would you like Kent Hughes to take a chance with Johnson, Sprong, or Nylander?
Daniel Sprong, 27, is a 6-foot, 195-pound forward who was drafted 46th overall in 2015.
He scored a solid 43 points in 76 games in 2023-2024, and 46 points in 66 games in 2022-2023 with the Seattle Kraken.
Considering his limited usage and scant playing time, he has been extremely productive in the NHL. He is dominant offensively as well as on the power play, but he is very one-dimensional.
The other name is the pleasant surprise of the group, as Alex Nylander is indeed still available!
Alexander Nylander, 26, is a 6-foot-1, 195-pound forward who was drafted 8th overall (1st round) in 2016.
He scored 15 points in 23 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2023-2024, which is very solid.
And you, who would you target for the Montreal Canadiens?
Personally, I think I would give Alex Nylander a chance, for one season and at a low salary. Daniel Sprong could also be intriguing.
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3 acquisitions for the Canadiens including a surprise? Report from TVA sports

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