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MAJOR: The Canadiens have just received a one-for-one trade proposal for Arber Xhekaj

Published January 27, 2024 at 10:55
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While he has just published an article revealing all the information circulating behind the scenes in the NHL, the renowned informant David Pagnotta has just taught us something interesting.

An official trade offer has been made for Arber Xhekaj to Kent Hughes



See the passage in question.

«Teams have not only called the Montreal Canadiens about the robust defender Arber Xhekaj, but some have also made concrete offers.


In fact, we learn that the Canadiens received an offer for a young NHL forward, a former first-round pick, with the potential of a second-line player. Montreal refused.» - David Pagnotta

Wow, interesting! So it was serious!

Hughes, therefore, refused a former first-round pick with the potential of a second-line player, against Xhekaj.

Speculating on the player proposed for Xhekaj



It's important to read what follows.

The above paragraph from Pagnotta constitutes verified information! A young NHL forward, a former first-round pick, with the potential of a second-line player, was proposed in a transaction for Arber Xhekaj.

Now, from here we enter the "speculation" part of the article, because we know you would like to have a name.

Let's try to find it.

Let's base ourselves on the following information:

1- The player is a former 1st round pick, a forward with the potential to play on the first two lines.

2- We also know that the Philadelphia Flyers are extremely interested in Xhekaj, they talk a lot to informants (so probably chatted with Pagnotta) and they would have contacted Kent Hughes to try to acquire the Sheriff.

Knowing all this, see the recent first-round picks of the Flyers who are still with them and who are forwards. (forgetting those of 2023 who are most probably obviously not available)

- Tyson Foerster
- Joel Farabee
- Morgan Frost

There you have it! We, therefore, have good reason to believe that the proposed player is one of the names above.

The only one who has recently come back in trade rumors is Morgan Frost.

Frost, a 27th overall pick in 2017, does indeed have second-line potential. Aged 24, he has a solid 21 points in 37 games this season, after having amassed 46 points last season in Philadelphia.

Let's say we have the right answer, would you have accepted to trade Arber Xhekaj for a forward like Morgan Frost?

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January 27   |   1327 answers
MAJOR: The Canadiens have just received a one-for-one trade proposal for Arber Xhekaj

Would you trade Arber Xhekaj for a Morgan Frost?

Yes16012.1 %
No116787.9 %
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