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Proposed trade between Montreal and Seattle involving Slafkovsky and Shane Wright: the renowned Chris Johnston has just published an entertaining article

Published December 23, 2023 at 5:23 PM
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During this festive and quieter period in the NHL, for the Holiday Season, the renowned insider Chris Johnston has just published an article that is causing quite a stir.

He analyzes trade proposals, revealing which of the two involved teams would say NO to the transaction.

There's talk of a trade involving Tage Thompson and Brady Tkachuk, several transactions involving the excellent Elias Lindholm, but the first transaction in the article is as follows.

Montreal sends Juraj Slafkovsky to Seattle in exchange for Shane Wright.


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Well, obviously we wouldn't make this trade, especially after Slaf's recent performances, but it's especially interesting to read Johnston's response.

Remember that he regularly speaks to GMs, like Kent Hughes (MTL) and Ron Francis (SEA).

"This one was cheeeeeky. The player Montreal drafted first overall in 2022 for one of those it passed over to do so. Ultimately, I think it's the
Canadiens that say no to this proposed deal. Slafkovský has obviously faced a steep learning curve early in his NHL career, but I've never sensed any buyer's remorse among Montreal's management about that pick. They still believe in his talent and are feeling encouraged by his
recent performance." - Chris Johnston, via The Athletic

We love it!

Slafkovsky, 19, has accumulated 12 points in 33 games this season in the NHL.

Wright, 19, has accumulated 0 points in 3 games this season in the NHL, and 16 points in 21 games in the AHL.

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December 23   |   1361 answers
Proposed trade between Montreal and Seattle involving Slafkovsky and Shane Wright: the renowned Chris Johnston has just published an entertaining article

Would you trade Slafkovsky for Shane Wright or Logan Cooley?

No96771.1 %
Yes, for Wright1087.9 %
Yes, for Cooley28621 %
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