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Major statement about a trade involving Montreal's defensemen Jeff Petry and David Savard: it comes directly from the excellent Marc Dumont

Published August 12, 2023 at 12:23
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For a week now, and by far, the Montreal Canadiens defenseman who has come up most in trade rumors is Jeff Petry.

Many of us think that he will not start the season with the Habs and that he will be traded by then.

However, journalist and former CH employee, Marc Dumont, has just made a surprising statement.

Big statement about the Canadiens' defensemen and a possible trade




According to him, trading David Savard (rather than Petry) would make more sense for Kent Hughes. Wow.

At the present time, here are the likely defensive pairs to start the 2023-24 season:

Matheson-Savard

Guhle-Petry

Harris-Barron

Johnathan Kovacevic, Chris Wideman, Arber Xhekaj, Jordan Harris, and Justin Barron would be competing for the last spots in the lineup.

The departure of Petry (or Savard in this case) would create an additional spot for the names mentioned above, which would be a good thing.

It might also allow Chris Wideman or Johnathan Kovacevic to avoid waivers.

**Note that Xhekaj, Harris, Guhle, and Barron can all return to Laval without being exposed to waivers.

In short, let's get back to Marc Dumont.

He indeed thinks that it would make more sense to trade David Savard rather than Jeff Petry. It's up to you to judge whether you agree with him or not.

The former CH employee didn't explain his opinion much, but he mentioned this:

"There is no doubt, trading David Savard would make more sense than trading Jeff Petry, at least from a roster-building perspective." - Marc Dumont

Personally, we don't necessarily agree with this.

Savard is a solid role model for the young players; both (Petry and Savard) will be free as the wind in two years, but Petry costs 1.2 million dollars more on the salary cap.

If Savard could fetch much more than Petry in a trade, we might agree with him, but now, he wouldn't necessarily fetch more than Petry, and even Dumont says so.

And you, which one would you trade first?

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August 12   |   1350 answers
Major statement about a trade involving Montreal's defensemen Jeff Petry and David Savard: it comes directly from the excellent Marc Dumont

Which one would you trade first?

Jeff Petry62045.9 %
David Savard18613.8 %
None of the two997.3 %
Both of them44533 %
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