Trades to come? Alex Burrows confirms that there are currently too many forwards

Published August 29, 2022 at 12:19

Over the past few hours, we've seen the first official steps of the BPM Sports station, and there have been several very interesting interviews.

Notably, Martin St-Louis' assistant coach, Alex Burrows, was in attendance and agreed to discuss his team's surplus of forwards.

Burrows knows very well that they will have many big decisions to make, because the CH currently has "too many" NHL caliber forwards on hand.

Burrows talks about 17 guys:

"There are 17 forwards who, when healthy, can start the season in Montreal."

- Alex Burrows

To assemble just four threes, that's huge. See the CH's active forwards right now here, according to CapFriendly:

1- Nick Suzuki
2- Brendan Gallagher
3- Josh Anderson
4- Evgeny Dadonov
5- Mike Hoffman
6- Christian Dvorak
7- Joel Armia
8- Paul Byron
9- Jake Evans
10- Rem Pitlick
11- Juraj Slafkovsky
12- Cole Caufield
13- Michael Pezzetta
14- Kirby Dach
15- Sean Monahan
16- Jonathan Drouin (who says he is ready to play)

As for the 17th, maybe Burrows is talking about Rafael Harvey-Pinard or Jesse Ylonen. In short, the Montreal Canadiens' assistant coach confirms that there are too many forwards, and that promises for the future.

The organization will have to move, it's inevitable. Will it be through a trade, or by waivers? To be continued, but the status quo does not seem to be an option.

In any case, at the CH training camp, the fight will be fierce, and that is certainly positive for the organization.

What do you think Kent Hughes needs to do to reduce his number of forwards on NHL contracts? Trade a guy like Mike Hoffman? Put Michael Pezzetta on the block?

This will be interesting to watch.


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Trades to come? Alex Burrows confirms that there are currently too many forwards

Who will most likely get traded first?

Drouin17231 %
Hoffman15227.4 %
Dvorak16229.2 %
Pezzetta6812.3 %
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