Kent Hughes tried to make an interesting trade to acquire a former client

Published March 24, 2022 at 1:50 PM

Now that the trade deadline has passed, whistleblowers can finally tell us what really happened behind the closed doors of NHL teams. In his latest 32Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman mentions that Kent Hughes came very close to acquiring the services of one of his former clients, Colin White.

"One to watch: Colin White and Montreal. Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes represented White, negotiating his current contract with the Senators. There have been conversations, and for a while a few sources expected this to happen. We'll see if he's revisited." - Elliotte Fiedman

White, currently with the Ottawa Senators, is currently in the third season of a 6-year contract signed in 2019 that will pay him a total of $28.5M. With an average salary of $4.75M on the payroll, he could be a great second center for the CH.

The only problem is that the CH already has a similar type of player in Christian Dvorak. With about the same annual salary ($4.45M), he could fit better in Martin St-Louis' style than Dvorak. However, the CH's current number 28 would have to be moved, as it would be a bit redundant to keep both players.

In 13 games this season, White has six points with the Sens. It will be interesting to see if negotiations resume this summer.
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