Movement in sight for Kent Hughes on the trade market and waiver wire: two elements targeted

Published October 7, 2022 at 8:58 PM
BY JEFF DROUIN

It's been quiet for a while now when it comes to trade rumors for the Montreal Canadiens, but with training camp coming to a close, Renaud Lavoie is rekindling things a bit.

"With the start of the season just days away, it seems inevitable that the Montreal Canadiens will make at least one trade." - From TVASports.ca

Renaud Lavoie added, on JiC's show:

"It wouldn't surprise me if the Canadiens traded.


Do you really want to have three defensive rookies on any given night in the National League? The answer is no. You're probably going to get a role player that's going to stabilize things a little bit. You're going to give your young defensemen some oxygen." - Renaud Lavoie

Lavoie also mentions that he possibly expects movement in front of the net, while the Habs are reportedly short on goaltenders, in his opinion:

"They're the only team that only has three goalies under contract to play in the National League. Most teams have four, five or six ... that's the norm. It's going to be an important issue to watch between now and the opening game."

** Translated remarks by TVA Sports**

Remember, we're talking about likely acquisitions on defense and in front of the net here, and yes it could come through a trade, but it could also come through the NHL waivers.

Let us mention that the Montreal Canadiens have the number one priority to ask for players on waivers. Let's also add that in interviews, Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton did not hesitate to mention that they intend to use this priority to acquire players by waivers and to bring reinforcements.

"Expect to see some movement within the Tricolore over the next few days."

So we'll continue to keep a close eye on the players who are placed on waivers, particularly the goalies, as well as the right-handed defensemen. These would be the two elements targeted by the CH.

On the trade market, there seems to be few options, but defensemen like Jakob Chychrun, Torey Krug, Tyson Barrie and Pierre-Olivier Joseph would be available.

On the goaltending front, names like John Gibson and Sergei Bobrovsky are often mentioned in trade rumours.

You may notice that for some of the above names, the price would probably be too high for Kent Hughes, who may be targeting more "depth" names.

To be followed in the coming days, but according to TVA Sports, there is movement in sight for the CH. For details:

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