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Trade concluded between Montreal and the Philadelphia Flyers: a real steal by the Canadiens following good choices in the seventh round

Published August 25, 2023 at 11:58
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In recent hours, Marco Normandin posted a very intriguing analysis, clearly illustrating how the Montreal Canadiens capitalized on the Philadelphia Flyers' lack of diligence, acquiring three players, two of whom have made significant impacts.

A three-step trade.

In essence, the Canadiens took advantage three times of the apparent fact that the Flyers have absolutely no interest in their 7th round picks.

It's rare for a 7th round pick to become a significant player, but Montreal has certainly shown that it's possible.


**A Three-Step Trade**

Here's what the Flyers allowed the Habs to do:

Part 1/3 of the trade:

In 2017, Montreal traded their 2018 7th round pick for Philadelphia's 2017 7th round pick. This allowed them to draft Cayden Primeau.

Part 2/3 of the trade:

In 2018, Montreal reclaimed their 2018 7th round pick from the Flyers in exchange for a 7th round pick in 2019. They drafted Brett Stapley with this.

Part 3/3 of the trade:

In 2019, Montreal once again reclaimed their 2019 7th round pick from the Flyers, in exchange for a 7th round pick in 2020. With this pick, brace yourselves, they drafted none other than Rafaël Harvey-Pinard.

The result of this three-step trade?

Over three years, the Montreal Canadiens acquired Cayden Primeau, Brett Stapley, and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, while the Philadelphia Flyers didn't draft anyone in the seventh round.

Clearly, the Flyers should pay more attention to their seventh-round selections, and kudos to the Canadiens for capitalizing on it.

Cayden Primeau and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard have become impactful players, especially the RHP, who's turned out to be a real steal!

Harvey-Pinard, at 24 years old, scored 14 goals and garnered 20 points in 34 games last season with the Habs.

Credit: HABSolument Fan
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Trade concluded between Montreal and the Philadelphia Flyers: a real steal by the Canadiens following good choices in the seventh round

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