Tyson Barrie's name linked to Montreal Canadiens via trade

Published July 9, 2022 at 10:40

There are still a lot of issues to be resolved with the Habs and many trade rumors are currently causing a lot of talk around the league.

As we know, the Habs will be very limited with the salary cap for the next season and that's why Kent Hughes will have to make some transactions to free up money for next year.

But the Habs are not the only team in the same salary situation. The Edmonton Oilers also have to free up some money on the payroll and as reported by Félix Forget, of Danslescoulisses.com, one of their defensemen could very well interest the Habs.

On the 32 Thoughts podcast, tipster Elliotte Friedman mentioned that he is curious if Kent Hughes could acquire defenseman Tyson Barrie.

This isn't the first time Barrie's name has been linked to the Montreal Canadiens for a possible trade.

I'd be curious to know if a team like the Habs would have any interest in Tyson Barrie.

With Jeff Petry likely to leave this summer, Barrie could be a good solution on the right side of the defense, although it will likely create a surplus of right-handed defensemen with the likes of David Savard, Chris Wideman and Justin Barron.

But in the event of an injury, or if the Habs want to send Barron to the Laval Rocket, Barrie would be a great option for Kent Hughes. He has 41 points, including 7 goals in 73 games in 2021-2022 and could be a great addition to the Habs' power play.

However, the 30-year-old defenseman is still under contract for two more seasons with an annual salary of $4.5 million and in order to acquire him, Hughes would most likely have to give the Oilers a hefty contract, which would certainly not help either team's cause in terms of salary.

But still, the idea of bringing Tyson Barrie to Montreal is not bad at all, as he knows the pressure of playing in a Canadian market.

What do you think?

July 9   |   120 answers
Tyson Barrie's name linked to Montreal Canadiens via trade

Could Tyson Barrie be a good option for Jeff Petry's eventual departure?

Doesn’t matter let’s tank for Bedard7159.2 %
Yes good replacement for Petry4940.8 %
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