A concrete trade proposal surfaces involving Arber Xhekaj

Elias Edmonson
May 22, 2024  (9:54 PM)

Photo of Canadiens and Flames logos with Arber Xhekaj
Photo credit: Montreal Hockey Now

In the past few hours, the renowned David Pagnotta revealed that the Calgary Flames are interested in acquiring Arber Xhekaj via trade.

Why do NHL journalists so often talk about a possible trade involving Xhekaj?
Firstly, because Kent Hughes has clearly mentioned that he is ready to trade a young defenseman to acquire significant reinforcements in attack (without necessarily specifically mentioning Xhekaj), and secondly, because the Sheriff is in very high demand in the NHL.
The process is not too complicated.
There are general managers and agents who pass messages to journalists, who then publicly disclose this information.
When it comes to Xhekaj, David Pagnotta insists that Kent Hughes does not want to trade him unless he receives an offer he can't refuse.
Just last week, another team called Kent Hughes to acquire Arber Xhekaj, so there are clearly discussions happening over the phone.

Arber Xhekaj for the 9th overall pick, is this an offer Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton can't refuse?

According to very reliable sources, the Calgary Flames are indeed on a mission to add Xhekaj to their roster, and they currently hold the 9th overall pick in the upcoming draft.
We're talking about a pick that could allow the Habs to get their hands on Tij Iginla or Beckett Sennecke.
«The discussions better start with the 9th overall pick in the upcoming draft.» - Charles-Alexis Brisebois

I want to be clear. I don't want to trade Arber Xhekaj, but I do find the following question relevant.
Imagine the Canadiens draft Cayden Lindstrom or Ivan Demidov with the 5th overall pick.
When it comes to the 9th overall pick, young Tij Iginla is still available, and the Calgary Flames call to offer you this 9th pick, 1 for 1, for Arber Xhekaj... What is your answer?
Trade offer:

To Montreal - 9th overall pick 2024

To Calgary - Arber Xhekaj

Would you trade Xhekaj for Tij Iginla? Would you trade him for the 9th overall pick?
MAY 22   |   1168 ANSWERS
A concrete trade proposal surfaces involving Arber Xhekaj

Would you trade Arber Xhekaj for the 9th overall pick from the Calgary Flames?

Yes26222.4 %
No73262.7 %
Only if tij Iginla is available17414.9 %
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