Artturi Lehkonen in New York? Christian Dvorak to Calgary? Jonathan Drouin to Colorado? Trade proposals for the Habs

Published March 19, 2022 at 3:09 PM

We are literally in the last stage before the NHL trade deadline and things should be moving quite a bit in the next few hours.

But let's focus more specifically on what's going to happen with the Habs between now and Monday at 3pm.

With the departures of Tyler Toffoli and Ben Chiarot, many field hockey fans are wondering who will be the next player traded by Kent Hughes.

For the occasion, Marc-Olivier Beaudoin, of, asked Internet users to suggest some potential trades that the Habs could make between now and Monday.

Here are a few of them.

- Mike Hoffman to Pittsburgh for Kasperi Kapanen

We had told you about this possibility of the Penguins forward joining the Habs. Several sources say he would be on his way out of Pittsburgh and on top of that, his brother, Oliver, was drafted by the CH in 2021 and a change of scenery could do him good. As for Hoffman, he could be a great option for the Penguins' power play.

- Artturi Lehkonen to the Rangers in return for Nils Lundkvist and a third round pick

Lehkonen's name has often been linked to the Rangers in recent weeks, and according to several pundits, Kent Hughes could get a first round pick for his services. I have to admit that this proposal makes sense because Lundkvist was selected by Jeff Gorton and the Habs have already acquired two first round picks in the Chiarot and Toffoli trades.

- Christian Dvorak to Calgary for Sean Monahan

Some rumors are sending the Habs forward to join former teammate Tyler Toffoli in Alberta, but this would be a way to get rid of Dvorak's contract, which is still valid until the end of the 2024-2025 season. As for Monahan, he is a shadow of his former self this season and will become an uncompensated free agent in the summer of 2023. I don't see how Kent Hughes would consider this proposal.

- Jeff Petry to Nashville in return for Philippe Myers, Zachary L'Heureux and a second round pick

Here's a proposal I like and it makes sense. The Predators need backup on the right side of the defense and Petry would be the perfect candidate for them. His play has become scrappy again in the last few games and it's becoming increasingly clear that he won't be back next year. As for L'Heureux, a first round pick in 2021, he's having a great season with Halifax in the QMJHL and failing to get Jakob Pelletier, Kent Hughes could get back on track with L'Heureux.

Jonathan Drouin and Chris Wideman to Colorado for Samuel Girard and a first round pick in 2023

In the end, we won't dwell too much on this proposal, as it is clearly the least likely and realistic of the bunch. In addition, Drouin will make a return to the game on Saturday against the Senators and we are all very anxious to see him finally under Martin St-Louis. Will he have the same effect on the Quebec forward that he had on Cole Caufield?

As you can see, these were suggestions from some people on the internet, but still, it gives us an idea of the value that some Canadiens players can have throughout the NHL.

Could one of these proposals really happen? We will have the answer on Monday by 3pm.

March 19   |   267 answers
Artturi Lehkonen in New York? Christian Dvorak to Calgary? Jonathan Drouin to Colorado? Trade proposals for the Habs

Which of these proposals seems the most likely and realistic?

Hoffman versus Kapanen4416.5 %
Lehkonen with the Rangers6223.2 %
Dvorak versus Monahan6022.5 %
Jeff Petry traded to Nashville10137.8 %
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