Dramatic turn of events, and Jake Allen placed on the NHL waivers by the Canadiens? That's what has just been mentioned as a possibility

Published October 7, 2023 at 8:24
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Before the start of the Canadiens' training camp, almost everyone believed that Cayden Primeau would be cut by the organization and, at the same time, placed on waivers.

With Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault present, Primeau's future would likely be somewhere other than Montreal, and word on the street suggests that there's a pretty good chance he might be claimed.

However, a week before the start of the regular season, all three goalies are still with the team, and it can't be said that Primeau performed poorly when he played in the preseason games.

He even looked good in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, which could make him appealing to another team if he were to go through waivers.


But what if Jake Allen were the one placed on waivers?

Now, don't fall off your chair; I'm just sharing the opinion proposed by the journalist from La Presse, Simon-Olivier Lorange.

During the broadcast of the podcast Sortie de Zone, he suggested that Kent Hughes keeps all three goalies at the beginning of the season and if the 33-year-old veteran gets off to a rough start, he could be the one to pay the price.

Personally, I have a real left-field suggestion: if Jake Allen doesn't have a good start to the season, I'd send him to Laval.


Really? Jake Allen in the American league?

I must admit that this idea isn't as crazy as it sounds because Kent Hughes could save on Allen's salary cap hit by sending him to the Laval Rocket.

But on the other hand, this could be a double-edged sword for the organization in the event of an injury to Samuel Montembeault. If the Canadiens call Allen up during the season, he'd have to go through waivers again, and a team might claim him for half his salary.

That being said, I don't think this scenario will happen, but it will be interesting to closely monitor the goalie situation with the Canadiens in the coming days.

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