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Major trade announced yesterday: bad news for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens following the acquisition of DeBrincat by Detroit

Published July 10, 2023 at 10:26
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After a period of calm in the NHL, as you may know, a major trade was announced last night involving the Ottawa Senators and the Detroit Red Wings.

Star forward Alex DeBrincat has moved from the Sens to the Wings in exchange for Dominik Kubalik, Donovan Sebrango, a conditional first-round pick in 2024, and a fourth-round pick in 2024.

And following this trade, Ottawa is reportedly on the verge of signing Vladimir Tarasenko.

Things are shaking up in the Atlantic Division, the same division as the Canadiens.


According to many, with this trade, the Detroit Red Wings have put themselves in a serious position to make the NHL playoffs.

After all, DeBrincat has averaged nearly 80 points and 40 goals per 82 games over the past three years.

What's the connection to the Montreal Canadiens?

According to all the bookmakers, Martin St-Louis' team has officially become "the worst team in their division" or at least "the team in their division with the lowest chances of making the playoffs."

Personally, we still believe this group can surprise, but according to the majority of experts, that's the assessment (especially after last night's major trade).

Division:

Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Detroit Red Wings
Florida Panthers
Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs

Where do you see the Canadiens finishing in their division now that the Wings have added another star player?

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July 10   |   1743 answers
Major trade announced yesterday: bad news for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens following the acquisition of DeBrincat by Detroit

Do you believe that the Canadiens can be in the playoffs next year?

Yes56032.1 %
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