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Insider reveals the Dman Hughes could sacrifice to get a top 6 forward

Published April 25, 2024 at 1:07 PM
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For several weeks now, there have been rumors that Kent Hughes wants to trade a young defenseman to add a top-6 forward.

The reputed insider David Pagnotta, who has very good sources in the NHL, has just confirmed it!

Kent Hughes wants to trade a young defenseman for a forward



See what has just come out, via The Fourth Period:


«The Montreal Canadiens want to add a scorer this summer, and they plan to use some of their young defensemen as bait. The general manager of the Canadiens, Kent Hughes, is not afraid to hit the 'accept' button to finalize a trade around the NHL draft and it seems to be his goal again in June.» - Pagnotta

A new trade similar to the Kirby Dach one is really in the sights of Kent Hughes and it promises!

Among the candidates likely to be the next Dach or Alex Newhook, there are obviously Trevor Zegras, but also names like Martin Necas, Casey Mittelstadt, and Pavel Buchnevich.

As for the young defenseman who would be sacrificed in such a transaction, it's hard to predict, but it's imagined that it could be Justin Barron or a left-handed defenseman (Jordan Harris, Jayden Struble, Arber Xhekaj, and company).

If you were in Kent Hughes' shoes, what would you do?

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