Trade proposals for the CH: here are three NHL goalies who could replace Carey Price

Published August 25, 2022 at 3:54 PM

Now that Carey Price will likely miss the entire 2022-2023 season, the Habs will have to rely on the duo of Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault in net.

If there are any doubts about these two goaltenders, it's because they had to sit out last season, especially Allen, and Martin St-Louis will certainly not want to relive the situation he faced last year with his goaltenders.

And with young Cayden Primeau still not signed to a new contract, it could very well be that Kent Hughes will have to go out and find another goaltender in order to have some sort of insurance policy.

Speaking of which, Shane Seney of NHL Trade Rumors went ahead and suggested three potential goalies that could come to Montreal.

Frederik Andersen

The former Maple Leafs goalie knows the Habs very well as he played them often during his career. He just had a great first season with the Carolina Hurricanes, but it was Aniti Raanta who was the starter during the playoffs instead. Andersen will be an uncompensated free agent at the end of next season and he could be an interesting target for the Habs in case of an injury to Allen or Montembeault.

Tristan Jarry

The Pittsburgh Penguins goalie will also be a free agent at the end of the season and let's just say that his season-ending injury could suggest that the Penguins would be in the market for a goalie as well. However, if Hughes ever wanted to acquire him during the season, it's a safe bet that the Penguins' general manager would be quite greedy in his demands.

But there is always the possibility that he could sign with the Habs in the summer of 2023.

Laurent Brossoit

With Robin Lehner out for the entire 2022-2023 season, the Golden Knights goalie will finally get his chance to prove he is a number one goalie, which I personally highly doubt, but he could be an interesting option for the Habs on the free agent market in 2023.

That being said, none of these goalies have the talent of Carey Price, but in the event that injuries come back to haunt the Habs, maybe one of these three goalies could do the trick until the organization can find a gem, as was the case with a certain number 31 in the 2005 draft.

August 25   |   276 answers
Trade proposals for the CH: here are three NHL goalies who could replace Carey Price

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Tristan Jarry9233.3 %
Laurent Brossoit8430.4 %
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