Massive statement regarding a potential trade involving Jake Allen

Published April 4, 2023 at 7:59 PM

The signing of young Czech goaltender Jakub Dobes may have gone under the radar, but it could potentially lead to major changes within the Canadiens goaltending organization.

Indeed, Cayden Primeau's time in the AHL may now be numbered, especially since the 23-year-old American will be eligible for waivers starting next season. In order not to lose him for free, the Canadiens will likely have to make room for him in the NHL. That's why, according to Dany Dubé, a trade will likely happen this summer.

Unfortunately, veteran Jake Allen may suffer, according to Dubé. He could be traded to give more responsibility to Samuel Montembeault as the number one goalie.

This is a big statement that is making waves.

Admittedly, the Quebecer has proven this season that he could, at least in the short term, occupy the position of the first goaltender, as he has consistently performed well despite his team's difficult season.

In addition, Allen's new two-season deal will start next year, and a no-trade clause is included in that contract. This may be the last chance to trade him for a while.

The only catch here is that Jake Allen is greatly appreciated in the locker room as a mentor to young players. Dubé is thus concerned that his absence will leave a huge hole in the locker room.

It will be more than interesting to see what decisions Kent Hughes will make regarding his goaltenders. Will he be willing to trust two young goalies to guard his team's net?

To be continued...


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Massive statement regarding a potential trade involving Jake Allen

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