The Habs place 3 players on the trade block, including a surprise

Elias Edmonson
May 21, 2024  (7:20 PM)

Photo of David Savard and Dvorak
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According to information from journalist David Pagnotta, Kent Hughes has made his decision regarding players like David Savard, Christian Dvorak, and Joel Armia.

In an article providing an excellent overview of the Montreal Canadiens' plan on the trade market, the TFP journalist mentions three names from the organization that will be shopped this summer.
He refers to Christian Dvorak and Joel Armia, but also to veteran defenseman David Savard.
It is surprising to see that Savard could be traded as early as this summer, and not at the next trade deadline as many have suggested, but this might be the current plan. It should be noted that the veteran defenseman is extremely useful to the Canadiens, but his trade value is also very interesting.
It is true that the trade value of Canadiens defenseman David Savard has increased, thanks to the Dallas Stars and Chris Tanev.
One can also think of Mattias Ekholm.

Joel Armia, Christian Dvorak, and David Savard placed on the trade market by Kent Hughes, according to David Pagnotta

So these are the three names most likely to be involved in a trade by next fall.
In the case of Armia, he is a great story of the 2023-2024 season. After being sent down and ignored on NHL waivers, he re-established himself as a reliable and regular player for the Canadiens.
Armia, 30 years old, 6 feet 3 inches and 220 pounds, finished the season with 17 goals in 66 NHL games (25 points) in addition to 6 goals in 8 games with the Laval Rocket (9 points).
His contract of 3.4 million dollars per year for one more season is almost interesting. Kudos to him!
"Montreal will explore its options, both at center and on the wing. They want to add another scorer one way or another, and they have the assets to do so. Hughes will also shop the names of Christian Dvorak, David Savard, and Joel Armia this summer – all three have expiring contracts.

Talks are slowly starting to pick up around the League and on the trade market, and they will only intensify as the weeks approach the NHL Draft on June 28-29 at the Sphere in Las Vegas. I bet the Canadiens will do something again. How big? We'll have to wait and see." - David Pagnotta, via TFP


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