An observer speaks out about who Kent Hughes and the Canadiens will trade next

Published July 19, 2022 at 5:43 PM

It's safe to say that Kent Hughes' first summer as general manager of the Habs has been a busy one.

After surprising the hockey world by selecting Juraj Slafkovsky with the very first pick of the NHL draft, the former agent made a few transactions and settled what he considered to be the priority issue, that is to have traded Jeff Petry and his hefty contract to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

While Habs fans are following with great interest the file regarding the possible arrival of Pierre-Luc Dubois in Montreal, another Habs player may very well have to pack his bags, as reported by the GoHabsGo site.

According to tipster Marc-Olivier Beaudoin, forward Mike Hoffman may well be traded in the coming weeks.

There are several trade rumors in his case and with the new philosophy of the organization, it would not be surprising if Hoffman is sacrificed to free up money on the payroll. He still has two years left on his contract with an annual salary of $4.5 million.

On the other hand, if Kent Hughes ever traded the number 68 to another team, we should not expect a big return because we must admit that Hoffman did not break anything with the Habs last season with a total of 35 points, including 15 goals, in 67 games.

Unless he starts the season in Montreal and becomes the Mike Hoffman of a few years ago. At that point, his value could increase and the Habs could have an easier time trading him.

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July 19   |   857 answers
An observer speaks out about who Kent Hughes and the Canadiens will trade next

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