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Major announcement from the Capitals: a huge rumor has just been confirmed for Anthony Mantha and the Montreal Canadiens are directly involved

Published June 3, 2023 at 9:42
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The rumor has been circulating for a few weeks already, but it is now confirmed.

The Washington Capitals have just informed the other 31 clubs in the National Hockey League that forward Anthony Mantha is officially on the trading block.

He has apparently played his last game in Washington, wow!

"The Capitals have let teams know they're ready to part ways with Mantha," writes Seravalli, who adds: "They'll likely have to add a sweetener to this deal given his $5.7 million salary."



Since the very beginning of this rumor, Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens have been linked to this case by many, because we're talking here about a new "Sean Monahan style" deal.

The Capitals no longer see Mantha in their plans and they want to offload his contract, having a cap space of $7.3 million for next season, with only 17 players signed.

Mantha, 28, has amassed 27 points in 67 games this season with the Caps. He was acquired from the Detroit Red Wings in April 2021, in exchange for Jakub Vrana, a 2021 1st round pick, and a 2022 2nd round pick.

He notably collected 23 points in 37 games in 2022 and 38 points in 43 games in 2020.

Would you make this trade?

TO MONTREAL

Anthony Mantha
2nd round pick

TO WASHINGTON

Future considerations

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Major announcement from the Capitals: a huge rumor has just been confirmed for Anthony Mantha and the Montreal Canadiens are directly involved

Would you trade future considerations for Mantha and a 2nd round pick?

Yes29854.8 %
No15829 %
No, but a first round pick yes8816.2 %
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