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Major trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning? We just learned that defensemen David Savard would be targeted

Published February 11, 2024 at 7:51
BY MARCO
Speculation is rampant a few weeks before the trade deadline on March 8th.

Martin-St. Louis's men are nearly 10 points away from a playoff spot, and without an exceptional winning streak, Kent Hughes is expected to be a seller as several teams will want to improve for the playoffs.

Sean Monahan has left, but other Habs players will undoubtedly interest some teams, such as David Savard.

The veteran defensemen is one of the pillars of the Canadiens' defensive core this season, and with another year left on his contract for 2024-2025, some may think he won't move by March 8th.


However, as reported by Habsolumentfan.com, one team in particular should be watched that could very well be interested in number 58.

Every year, the Tampa Bay Lightning will undoubtedly be looking for reinforcement for the playoffs, and according to David Pagnotta, it is very likely that Julien Brisebois is looking for a defenseman as Mikhail Sergachev and Erik Cernak are dealing with issues.

Here are his words:

"Tampa have once again explored the market for defensemen lately, talking with several teams from both conferences about their available defensemen. In a perfect world, they would like to add a defenseman before the deadline."


Could David Savard be a solution for the Lightning?

Let's just say this possibility has not fallen on deaf ears, and another informant, Marc-Olivier Beaudoin, has suggested that Julien Brisebois should reacquire Savard, who helped the Lightning win the Stanley Cup in 2021.


For now, it's just a suggestion from Beaudoin because with another year on his contract, it's very likely that Kent Hughes will keep his veteran defenseman for the next season.

However, if the Canadiens' GM received a very attractive offer, it would be foolish not to listen, and as we know, we can never be too sure of a surprise with the former player agent.
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