Big rumor: the Habs and Kings are discussing a major trade and it would directly involve defenseman Joel Edmundson

Published February 14, 2023 at 8:37 PM
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In the last few minutes, via an article by Charles-Alexis Brisebois and information revealed by veteran journalist Yvon Pedneault, we learned that the Montreal Canadiens and the Los Angeles Kings would have seriously discussed a trade involving defenseman Joel Edmundson.

According to Pedneault, a trade involving Edmundson has not yet materialized, simply because general manager Kent Hughes is asking for too much at this time.

Last night, Yvon Pedneault mentioned that the Los Angeles Kings (the team that employs Marc Bergevin) would have called Kent Hughes to inquire about Edmundson.

Their general manager would then have realized that the Habs are asking a lot for Edmundson, which makes sense if you believe the Ben Chiarot (2022) and David Savard (2021) trades that were concluded in the last few years at the deadline.


Pedneault adds this:

"The problem with Edmundson is what happened with the Seattle Kraken and the Sharks for defenseman Jayson Megna.

They gave the Sharks a fourth-round pick for a defenseman who had a +6 plus/minus (while Joel Edmundson is -21)."

- Yvon Pedneault

If you ask us, we believe that differential is not a determinant of a player's market value, but hey.

A file to follow!

In any case, let's note that Edmundson is exactly what the Kings really need, they are willing to pay a lot of money to improve in the short term, and that's why trade talks would be started between Kent Hughes and Rob Blake (L.A.)

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