Possible trades to come: things could soon shake up in Montreal and in the NHL

Published September 5, 2022 at 4:26 PM

We've been noticing it for a few weeks now, but in these quiet days of September in the NHL, we may soon see something big.

Why? It's been flying under the radar, but historically in the NHL, the month of September is extremely fertile in twists and turns.

At a time of year when there is a lot of rumor and speculation, some fans want to hold on to something more concrete, well here is something concrete.


September 2018:

On September 13, Erik Karlsson is traded from the Ottawa Sens to the San Jose Sharks (along with Francis Perron), for Josh Norris, Rudolfs Balcers, Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, a 2019 second-round pick, a 2020 first-round pick (now Tim Stutzle), a 2021 second-round pick, and a 2022 conditional first-round pick.

On September 10, the Montreal Canadiens acquired Nick Suzuki, Tomas Tatar and a 2019 second round pick for Max Pacioretty (with the Vegas Golden Knights).

September 2020:

On September 2, the Montreal Canadiens acquired Jake Allen (and a 7th round pick in 2022), for 3rd round and 7th round picks in 2020 (with the St. Louis Blues).

On September 12, the Montreal Canadiens acquired Joel Edmundson for a fifth round pick in 2020.

September 2021:

On September 4, the Montreal Canadiens acquired Christian Dvorak, in exchange for a 2022 first-round pick (became Filip Bystedt) and a 2024 second-round pick (traded to the Arizona Coyotes).

On September 4, the Montreal Canadiens decided not to match the hostile offer made by the Carolina Hurricanes for Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Kotkaniemi became a Canes player (for a one-year, $6.1 million contract).

There are obviously several others like this, but that's just to tell you that it could move in a big way, this September. Stay tuned!

Two CH players in particular could soon change addresses, according to Bleacher Report's list:

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