Christian Dvorak involved in Patrik Laine trade: big update emerges

June 20, 2024  (0:34)

Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine and Camadiens Center Christian Dvorak
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As the name Patrik Laine becomes increasingly linked to the Montreal Canadiens via trade, Christian Dvorak has now entered the conversation.

Why Laine?
First, because he is a top-6 winger with immense potential, a 6-foot-5 monster, still young, could significantly help the Canadiens' power play, but mainly because he will cost less to acquire than a Martin Necas or a Trevor Zegras.
As we reported earlier, a trade offer has been made for the Canadiens and Patrik Laine.
Many believe Laine has such low value and could allow the Canadiens to move up to the 4th overall pick in the draft, mainly due to his $8.7 million per year contract, valid for two more seasons.

Christian Dvorak involved in Patrik Laine trade?

However, there might be another solution.
«Maybe instead of asking Columbus to retain part of his salary, they could add a player like Christian Dvorak and make his contract disappear for the next season. I think there are many ways to make a trade like that, but I really think it's a good risk to take [for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens].»

- Arpon Basu

This is an interesting solution raised here by The Athletic journalist.
In any case, Arpon Basu and Marc Antoine Godin seem to think that Patrik Laine could be an interesting addition for Martin St-Louis' squad, and they seem to think that the price Kent Hughes would have to pay would be very reasonable.
Knowing all this, which option do you prefer?
A- Include Christian Dvorak in the trade, but have to give up a quality asset with him (26th overall pick, Owen Beck, or Jayden Struble)
B- Take on Patrik Laine's full contract and acquire him almost for free.
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In any case, things are likely to move in this matter in the coming days, with nine nights left until the famous 2024 draft.
Patrik Laine, 26 years old, 6-foot-5, was the 2nd overall pick in 2016. He has accumulated a solid 388 points in 480 career NHL games, including 204 goals.
Notably, he scored 52 points in 55 games in 2023.
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Christian Dvorak involved in Patrik Laine trade: big update emerges

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