Very interesting trade proposal between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights involving Mike Hoffman

Published November 24, 2022 at 9:34 PM

Even if he has had a few good games lately, we can't say that Mike Hoffman is having a great season with the Habs.

Signed at a high price from the free agent market in the summer of 2021, the forward has not really met expectations since his arrival in Montreal and there have been several trade rumors about him in recent weeks.

However, Hoffman is currently sidelined with a lower body injury.

Some Canadiens fans are hoping that young Juraj Slafkovsky will soon step up, at least enough to relegate number 68 to a supporting role.

In any case, to be honest with you, if Hoffman is not playing on a top 6 NHL team, he is not much use.

That leaves the option of a possible trade, and as Danslescoulisses.com reports, Kent Hughes may have found a potential partner to dance with to make a deal.

According to Owen Krepps of the Vegas Hockey Now blog, the Golden Knights are reportedly looking to get rid of goaltender Laurent Brossoit's contract, and after that, the organization would like to bring a forward to the team who can provide some help to the big offensive guns like Jack Eichel, Mark Stone and Jonathan Marchesseault.

In this perspective, the Canadiens' forward could be an excellent candidate and what's more, he knows Mark Stone very well, having played with the Ottawa Senators.

Krepps also mentioned other names, including Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks, who will surely be one of the most sought-after forwards between now and the trade deadline.

As for Hoffman, don't expect to get the moon in return for his services, especially because of his $4.5 million per year contract still valid for the next season.

But as we know, Kent Hughes is used to get the maximum value when he makes a deal and it should not be different with Mike Hoffman.

So look for a trade opportunity:

To Montreal - Goalie Laurent Brossoit + a pick or a youngster.

To Las Vegas - Mike Hoffman

This could be an ideal situation for Kent Hughes to make another trade with the Golden Knights.

Note that Brossoit earns quite a bit less than Hoffman ($2.3 million per season until 2023)

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November 24   |   177 answers
Very interesting trade proposal between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights involving Mike Hoffman

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