Oilers' elimination provides new ammunition for Kent Hughes and the CH

Published June 8, 2022 at 4:50 PM

We wanted to come back on a very particular situation that could turn in favor of Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens in a few weeks.

As we told you earlier today, we could indeed see a familiar face with the Montreal Canadiens in a month.

According to what he told the excellent journalist Jonathan Bernier of the Journal de Montréal, Brett Kulak could actually sign with the CH in July (remember that he will be free as a bird)

We could therefore see a scenario where the Tricolore would have indirectly "loaned" Kulak to the Oilers, in exchange for: a second round pick in 2022, a seventh round pick in 2024 and the back end William Lagesson.

All this, for not even two and a half months of Brett Kulak's services. Talk about a great deal for Kent Hughes:

"There's definitely a chance I'll be back in Montreal. I'll definitely think about it. I loved my time with the Montreal Canadiens. From day one, I was treated with class. I felt really special to be part of this organization. [...] This organization is definitely moving in the right direction. I had time to meet with the new management (before the deal). Marty (St. Louis), Kent (Hughes), Jeff (Gorton) are very savvy hockey men." - Brett Kulak, and reported by Jonathan Bernier

So it really could happen. For all the interesting details and the full interview, it's here:

One wonders if the Oilers loss played a role.

If Kulak had won the Stanley Cup in Edmonton, would his testimony be different? Probably.

But that's not all. Let's also remember that, thanks to the Edmonton Oilers' eliminated by the Colorado Avalanche, Kent Hughes will have extra ammunition for the 2022 draft, which will be held at the Bell Centre:

This will give the Tricolore the 62nd overall pick in the 2022 draft.

If the Oilers had won against the Avalanche, Montreal would have lost this pick and it would have been deferred to 2023 (condition of the Brett Kulak trade).

In the end, Kent Hughes could leave in July with the Oilers' 2022 second round pick and Brett Kulak. Solid!
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Oilers' elimination provides new ammunition for Kent Hughes and the CH

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