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Major trade proposed between MTL and UTAH: four pieces involved

Published April 23, 2024 at 9:23 PM
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A monster trade involving Montreal and Utah has just surfaced, and it involves four elements including Clayton Keller and David Reinbacher.

It's the off-season, Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton seem determined to make a big splash on the trade market, so let's have fun analyzing this proposal.

It comes from columnist Billy Scott:

"After a long rebuild, the Canadiens are eager to move on to the next step and become a playoff-contending team again. Acquiring Clayton Keller would be a major addition for Montreal's offense. Keller is a proven goal scorer, who has consistently had 70-point seasons, even on a team in the midst of rebuilding. He is exactly the offensive spark that could take the Canadiens from the basement to the playoffs." - Billy Scott



A trade between Montreal and Utah involving Clayton Keller and David Reinbacher?



Knowing that the CH has an obvious surplus on defense, and knowing that Hughes wants to add offensive talent, the idea is not necessarily bad honestly.

To help Nick Suzuki, Juraj Slafkovsky, Cole Caufield, Kirby Dach, and Alex Newhook, Clayton Keller would be a major addition.

Knowing that Keller no longer seems happy within this organization that just moved to Utah, could this be a trade opportunity?

See his full proposal, also reported by my colleagues at Marqueur:

TO MONTREAL:

- Clayton Keller

TO SALT LAKE CITY:

- David Reinbacher, Jake Evans and Winnipeg Jets' first-round pick in 2024

Do you like this trade proposal?

It seems quite realistic even if it is to be taken with a grain of salt. It's always interesting to speculate on such suggestions.

Keller, 25 years old, 7th overall pick in 2016 (1st round) has amassed 76 points in 78 games, including 33 goals this season with the Coyotes. He is their best player.

Last season, we're talking about 86 points in 82 games, including 37 goals for Keller.

If you were in Kent Hughes's shoes, would you accept this trade?


Credit : Marqueur.com - Transaction monstre impliquant quatre éléments entre Montréal et Utah?
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Major trade proposed between MTL and UTAH: four pieces involved

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