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Trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ducks involving Trevor Zegras and Jake Allen? It has just been raised as a possibility

Published February 14, 2024 at 7:49

Jake Allen's last game was not a great success. After seeing him concede 7 goals against the Blues on Sunday, many are now wondering if a trade is still possible in his case.

On this topic, journalist Renaud Lavoie, on Monday morning on BPM Sports, suggested the idea of trading the goaltender not to a team aspiring for the cup but rather to look at those who will not participate in the spring tournament. He specifically named the Anaheim Ducks as a team where Allen could be one of the pieces to acquire Trevor Zegras.

Lavoie bases this on the fact that John Gibson currently has a lot of value and that the Ducks could very well trade him by March 8th. The team from California would then need an experienced goaltender to guide its young players.

"Jake Allen will not be traded, in my opinion, to a team aspiring for the Stanley Cup [...] But he is someone very respected who can help in many ways for a team. He does things that go unnoticed by us because we are not in the locker room but which greatly help his team. Then, on the side of Anaheim, there's a need to establish a culture and do the right things. If you bring in a guy like Jake Allen, he could be a stabilizer in many places. He still has value, it won't be a first-round pick, but if a guy like John Gibson is traded, there's something to work on there, and he could find himself with a team like the Anaheim Ducks." - Renaud Lavoie

Without saying that Zegras is officially on the market, Lavoie once again stirs up rumors between the two clubs. It will be interesting to see what happens next.

Allen, who has one more year on his contract next season at $3.85M, has a record of 5-10-3 this season. He has an average of 3.63 goals allowed and a save percentage of .895.

Kent Hughes will have to, unless taking back salary in return, retain a percentage of the goalie's cap hit in a transaction. According to Capfriendly, he has the opportunity to use this maneuver just one more time as two of the three slots allotted for this purpose are already taken by Jeff Petry and Joel Edmundson.

Do you believe a trade involving Allen and young players/draft picks is possible for Trevor Zegras?

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Trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ducks involving Trevor Zegras and Jake Allen? It has just been raised as a possibility

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