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Kent Hughes and the Canadiens finally have their answer on Jake Allen's value

Published March 7, 2024 at 4:02 PM

Things are stirring in the NHL!

There's a buzz around the trade market, but also when it comes to waivers.

Notably today, several names have been made available for free, including these:

Tobias Bjornfot VGK
Boris Katchouk CHI
Tony DeAngelo CAR
Antti Raanta CAR
Brendan Lemieux CAR
Jordan Oesterle CGY
William Lagesson TOR
Evan Cormier FLA

The name that catches our attention here is goaltender Antti Raanta, and his waiver is certainly bad news for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens in the Jake Allen case.

Raanta available for free, can we forget a trade for Jake Allen?

That's what many experts believe.

"The Hurricanes place Antti Raanta on waivers.

The chances of seeing Jake Allen traded by tomorrow are slim to none

Simon-Olivier Lorange makes a good point.

This waiver definitely throws a wrench in Kent Hughes's plans. Why would a team pay to acquire Allen through a trade when they could acquire Raanta for free?

These are two very similar goaltenders and it possibly just blew up ongoing negotiations by Kent Hughes.

Stay tuned, but don't be surprised if the Canadiens unfortunately end the season with three goaltenders. We have our answer regarding the value of Jake Allen, which is evidently very low.

Waiver claim alert

Please also note this, which was announced in the last few minutes.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been claimed by the Nashville Preds, an intriguing acquisition for them.

More details to follow.
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Kent Hughes and the Canadiens finally have their answer on Jake Allen's value

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