Proposed trade between the Canadiens and the Kings involving Jonathan Drouin

Published November 14, 2022 at 7:52 PM

While trade rumors continue to circulate regarding Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin, a concrete proposal has been put forward.

According to reporter Lyle Richardson, the New Jersey Devils, Los Angeles Kings, Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators and New York Islanders would be teams that could very well add Drouin to their roster, in order to acquire some depth on offense. Drouin remains a player with a very interesting potential.

In short, they are possible trade partners to watch.

As for the Los Angeles Kings, the excellent Marco D'Amico of Montreal Hockey Now goes a bit further and suggests a trade involving right-handed defenseman Sean Walker.

"On Oct. 21, Marco D'Amico reported that Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes was active in the market to bolster his blue line (right side) depth. D'Amico speculated that the two clubs could be trade partners. [...]

He suggested a trade where the Canadiens send a forward to the Kings, in exchange for a veteran defenseman like Sean Walker, who makes $2.65 million through 2023-2024.

Hughes may have to keep some of Drouin's salary to make the dollars work for the Kings. In that scenario, he could add, in addition, a 2023 draft pick as one of the Kings' two third-rounders." - Lyle Richardson

Do you like this proposal?

To Montreal - Sean Walker + 2023 third round pick.

To Los Angeles - Jonathan Drouin (with salary holdback)

Walker, a right-handed defenseman, was on his way to becoming a very solid NHL player before he began battling injuries. After a stellar NCAA career, Walker had a 17-point season in 22 games in the AHL before finally making the jump to the NHL full-time.

He progressed impressively, playing big minutes for the Kings, to the point where he had 18 points (5 goals) in 47 games in 2021, but then injuries derailed his progress.

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Proposed trade between the Canadiens and the Kings involving Jonathan Drouin

Would you trade Jonathan Drouin for Sean Walker and a 3rd round pick?

Yes48261.9 %
No19625.2 %
The Kings say No10113 %
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