Elliotte Friedman has an idea of when to trade Jeff Petry

Published January 31, 2022 at 4:42 PM

A hot file that is making talk among the Montreal Canadiens is that of Jeff Petry. The number 26 seems to be on the market and according to François Gagnon, he would have asked for a trade.

A change of scenery seems inevitable for the 34-year-old veteran. However, will it really be by the trade deadline?

Elliotte Friedman seems to doubt it. According to the very credible insider, if Jeff Petry were to leave the Tricolore, it would be during the off-season.

His reason? Teams would have a lot more flexibility during the summer.

This would mean that the ordeal of the number 26 would continue for a few more months, if we believe Friedman's words. It's bound to be a difficult process for Petry, but in the event that the Habs trade Petry, the organization absolutely must maximize the return.

As Denis Gauthier said on "L'Antichambre" Sunday night, Petry has a few good seasons left in him. He's a good hockey player who will likely attract the interest of other GMs. The Habs may not get the moon in return for the right-handed defenseman, but Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton are entitled to demand a decent return.

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