Trade to come for Joel Edmundson? Interesting revelation from expert Joël Bouchard

Published February 5, 2023 at 6:35 PM

The Habs are off until February 11th while the NHL is on hiatus due to the All-Star weekend.

While the invited players will be warmed up under the hot Florida sun, others will take advantage of the long break to rest and especially to heal their injuries. This will be the case for Habs defenseman Joel Edmundson who is currently dealing with an upper body injury.

However, even if he is kept away from the game, the number 44 continues to fuel trade rumors throughout the NHL and according to many experts, his value is currently very high.

Bouchard reveals Edmundson's value would be high on the trade market

At least that's what Joel Bouchard mentioned during his appearance on La Poche Bleue at noon and he even stated that he should be Kent Hughes' priority heading into the trade deadline.

"Edmundson, to me, he's got to go. It's not that I don't like him, but his value is very high. In my opinion, he's the first guy that has to go."

Bouchard also mentioned that despite the departure of some veterans, he does not expect the team's performance to suffer much because there are some young players in the organization who will be able to fill the departure of veterans well.

"Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton are in a mode to clean house a little bit, but it doesn't come easy. That being said, they're going to finish the year probably better than you think because the young guys are going to be recalled and other teams are going to take them lightly."

The odds of Edmundson leaving Montreal in the next few weeks would be pretty good, and since he won't be an uncompensated free agent this summer, that explains why his value continues to be very good to some NHL general managers.

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Trade to come for Joel Edmundson? Interesting revelation from expert Joël Bouchard

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