Frank Seravalli announces that a major trade involving star goalie Juuse Saros has officially been discussed

Elias Edmonson
February 27, 2024  (2:33 PM)

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In the last few seconds, the renowned Frank Seravalli revealed an interesting scoop, and let's hope it can shake things up in the trade market.

This would be major!
"Sources: At least one team, presumably New Jersey, has shown real interest in Juuse Saros in recent weeks. But the Preds say they intend to keep Saros as long as they are in the playoff race.

What does this mean for the goalie market?" - Seravalli

A scoop from the journalist about one of the top five goalies in the world.
Let's remember that an observer recently linked the names of star goalie Saros and the Canadiens, and we indeed think that Kent Hughes might be looking into this case, but not for the reasons many believe.
Yes, the Devils want to make a splash in the goalie market.
They almost acquired Jacob Markstrom, and now they are seriously interested in Saros.
However, what caused the Markstrom trade to fall through and what could doom a trade for Saros is that they do not want to pay the full salary of the goalie they acquire.
And the Flames did not want to retain part of Markstrom's salary, so the "deal" did not happen.

The Montreal Canadiens as a third party?

Seravalli recently mentioned that retaining salary could bring in a 3rd round pick, or even a 2nd round pick this year!
Imagine such a trade:
TO MONTREAL - 2nd or 3rd round pick and 50% of Saros's salary

TO NEW JERSEY - Juuse Saros at half his salary

TO NASHVILLE - 1st round pick and solid established young player

Do you think this is an interesting trade for Kent Hughes and the Habs?
A case to follow!
Saros, 28 years old, earns 5 million per year until 2025, and he has a career NHL efficiency of 0.918, which is sensational.
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Frank Seravalli announces that a major trade involving star goalie Juuse Saros has officially been discussed

Receiving a 3rd round pick to take on 50% of Saros' salary, do you do it?

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