The Oilers did try to make a big trade with the CH yesterday and they wanted to involve Jake Allen

Published March 22, 2022 at 12:04

The dust is starting to settle from the hectic trade deadline day.

Notably, Habs GM Kent Hughes completed a few good trades, including Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Hammond and Brett Kulak.

Among the names that have been circulating quite a bit in the rumours and that have remained in Montreal are those of : Mike Hoffman, Joel Armia, Jeff Petry and also... Jake Allen!

In fact, yesterday, during his post-game press conference, after a solid performance, Allen admitted that he was very happy with the way things turned out:

But was he really in the discussions yesterday about a potential trade? According to Canadiens game describer Martin McGuire (and as reported by Christian Matte of Marqueur.com), the answer is yes:

"I said it before the report, I said it this morning: the Oilers did try to make a trade with the Habs. Obviously, the Oilers may not have been ready to meet the Habs' price, or obviously, given the situation, the Habs may have preferred not to trade Allen. Either way, there were teams interested, is what I'm saying." - Martin McGuire

One thing's for sure, Jake Allen proved Kent Hughes right about keeping him yesterday with a masterful performance against the Bruins. But McGuire seems convinced that the subject has been discussed between Montreal and Edmonton.

Is that why the Brett Kulak trade took so long to officially settle? Were they trying to get goalie Allen involved? Maybe.

Are you happy that Kent Hughes decided to keep his current number one goalie in Montreal? Especially since, even if there is optimism right now, the Carey Price file is far from being settled.

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The Oilers did try to make a big trade with the CH yesterday and they wanted to involve Jake Allen

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