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A major rumor about Jeff Petry has just been confirmed: Hughes took a revealing action even before acquiring him

Published August 11, 2023 at 6:56 PM
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This trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins involving defenseman Jeff Petry continues to generate a lot of buzz.

Nearly a week after the unexpected announcement of Petry's return to Montreal, new information is surfacing, and here is the most recent update.

This actually confirms a big rumor that has been circulating about the veteran defenseman: Kent Hughes is already attempting to trade him again.

Everything indicates that the former #26 of the Canadiens won't even play a single game with the Blue-White-Red team in the 2023-2024 season. He is expected to be traded before the start of the regular season, which begins on October 10th.


A New Development



According to information from the reputable David Pagnotta, revealed on NHL Network, Kent Hughes contacted other NHL teams last week to inform them that defenseman Jeff Petry was available.

Wow! So, even before finalizing the trade with the Penguins, the Canadiens' general manager was trying to trade Petry. This could have potentially turned into a four-team trade, just imagine!

"Around the middle of last week, as things seemed to be heading in this direction and the news started to spread that the three-team transaction was going to happen, the Montreal Canadiens started calling other teams to let them know they were going to acquire Jeff Petry and that he would already be available on the trade market."

- David Pagnotta

This demonstrates how Jeff Petry is clearly not part of the Canadiens' organizational plans.

To be continued!


Source: Marqueur.com
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