Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton are reportedly in discussions with a rival team!

Published February 4, 2022 at 10:50

According to an analyst of the Senators, Alain Sanscartier, the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators are talking about transactions.

Sanscartier mentioned that Kent Hughes would be looking for young players already drafted by an NHL team. A resource that the Senators own in industrial quantity, according to him.

«I don't have a crystal ball, I'm not 'mister rumour', I don't feed on these things, but the thing I know, and I'm not even able to put names in discussions, There is no doubt in my mind that the Canadien and the Senators are talking to each other.»

I listened to Kent Hughes this week, he would rather have active youth who have already been drafted and identified to the NHL, rather than draft picks. In any case, the Canadiens already has a lot of draft picks. An even more critical position is that of defencemen. In the new NHL, you have to move the puck. It's an area where the Canadiens have to get better.»

Recall that the Senators have several young defenders of quality and who are able to move the puck. We can think of Chabot, Brannstrom, Bernard-Docker, Thomson and Sanderson, to name a few...

However, the Ontario organization will likely not have enough room in the lineup to accommodate all of them. Some could necessarily be used as bargaining chips to help the Senators add meat to the bone when it comes to veterans.

It is rather rare for the CH to conduct transactions with rival formations. Apparently, Kent Hughes would do anything to get his way.

Credit: 91,9 Sports
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