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The Monahan trade is becoming a BIGGER steal for Hughes and the Habs

Published March 31, 2024 at 10:51
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Here's another good move by Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens on the trade market.

On February 2nd, the Canadiens traded forward Sean Monahan to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a 1st round pick in 2024 and a conditional 3rd round pick in 2027.

Remember that Kent Hughes had acquired Monahan in August 2022 from the Calgary Flames, in addition to a free 1st round pick, in return for future considerations.

What a great move from A to Z for the general manager of the Canadiens and what a steal! He literally acquired two first-round picks and a conditional third-round pick, totally for free, in the end.


In short, let's get back to the trade completed with the Winnipeg Jets a few weeks ago.

The Jets' 1st round pick moved after the trade was completed with Kent Hughes



At the time of this trade, the Jets' first-round pick was either the 30th or 31st overall pick.

However, since then, things have changed a lot following a 6th straight loss yesterday to the Senators:


"A few weeks ago, the Jets' 1st round pick obtained in the Sean Monahan trade was around the 30-31st pick.

The Jets are currently on a losing streak such that the pick is now the 23rd. The playoffs will obviously impact the actual selection rank, but if the Jets are eliminated in the first two rounds, it should look like this.

There is quite a difference between the 31st and the 23rd... for a selection or for a trade!" - Marc-Olivier Beaudoin

The difference is indeed quite significant.

To trade a 31st overall pick for a 23rd overall pick would have probably cost (at the very least) a good 2nd round pick to the Montreal Canadiens.

We're talking about a jump of almost 10 spots.

With a 23rd overall pick, the Canadiens have a very good chance of being able to draft a player who is top-12 or top-15 on their own personal list. It could change everything.

In short, we will continue to monitor this for you, but it's definitely an interesting change for our Habs.


Credits: Marqueur.com - L'échange de Sean Monahan devient très payant pour le Canadien

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