Logan Mailloux could be the one involved in a trade to get a top-6 forward

Elias Edmonson
June 1, 2024  (11:51)

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With the many young defensemen the Canadiens have within the organization, it becomes quite evident that one of them will be traded.

As we know, the name of forward Martin Necas has been associated with the Canadiens for a few weeks now, and some experts have started to reveal the price to pay for other NHL teams wanting to acquire him.
But according to the RDT site, it is very likely that the price to bring Necas to Montreal, or another quality top-6 forward, will be quite high, and it is very likely that Kent Hughes will have to part with one of his young defensemen in a potential trade.

Logan Mailloux involved in a trade for a young top-6 forward by Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton?

At least that's the opinion of insider Marc-Olivier Beaudoin, who recently published and even proposed a realistic trade offer that Kent Hughes could make during the summer to bring reinforcements to the team.
«The 5th overall pick is not an option (to include in a trade involving Martin Necas).

The 26th pick + Logan Mailloux + Oliver Kapanen (and possibly a roster player) would be much more acceptable.»

This means that Logan Mailloux could be the young defenseman sacrificed for a top-6 forward, along with another prospect, Oliver Kapanen, and a current roster player from the Canadiens.
While we are well aware of Mailloux's potential, Kapanen had an excellent tournament with Finland at the World Hockey Championship, and some experts see him as a future second-line center with the Canadiens.
It will therefore be interesting to follow this case leading up to the NHL Draft presentation, which will take place in Vegas in less than a month, as this is the time when Kent Hughes has been active in the market over the past two years.
Credit - RDT: Logan Mailloux est la pièce à sacrifier pour un attaquant élite?
1 JUIN   |   673 ANSWERS
Logan Mailloux could be the one involved in a trade to get a top-6 forward

Would you be willing to sacrifice Logan Mailloux and Oliver Kapanen for an established top 6 forward?

Yes, for Zegras12017.8 %
No31446.7 %
Yes , for Necas16324.2 %
Yes, for another solid young forward7611.3 %
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