Trade Talks: Renaud Lavoie just made Canadiens fans really happy

Elias Edmonson
June 18, 2024  (9:53)

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On the airwaves of BPM Sports, journalist Renaud Lavoie delighted many fans, including, of course, those of the Montreal Canadiens.

Amidst numerous rumors and speculations, Renaud Lavoie believes that we will finally have something concrete soon, and he thinks that trades will be announced this week in the NHL.
Given that the 2024 draft is in about ten days, it makes perfect sense! And as soon as the first trade is announced, the others will follow, as always.
We notably saw this with the Sean Monahan trade.

Renaud Lavoie Predicts Trades This Week

Teams are in discussions for potential trades, unsurprisingly, but now we learn that some trades could already be agreed upon (verbal agreements between some general managers).
In his segment on the airwaves of BPM Sports, Renaud Lavoie confirmed that there is a lot of action behind the scenes.
«Kent Hughes of the Canadiens may well have already completed some trades. NHL announcements should be made very soon.» - RDT

The Leon Draisaitl situation will also be crucial for what follows.
«In my opinion, within a week, there will be trades announced.

If Leon Draisaitl tells the Oilers that he doesn't intend to return, the Oilers will have no choice but to trade him immediately.»

«Several teams are waiting to see if Leon Draisaitl wants to leave Edmonton before making a move.»

Renaud Lavoie on BPM Sports

Here is his full segment.
It's interesting to learn that Leon Draisaitl could be a key factor in this trade period before the 2024 draft.
Draisaitl, 28, has accumulated 106 points in 81 games this season, 128 points in 80 games last season, and 110 points in 71 games the season before.
We're also talking about seasons of 55 goals, 52 goals, and 41 goals.
In his career, Leon Draisaitl has an impressive 850 points in 719 games, plus 107 points in 71 playoff games.
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«D'ici une semaine, il va y avoir des transactions qui vont être annoncées»
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Des transactions attendues annoncées très bientôt dans la LNH
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Trade Talks: Renaud Lavoie just made Canadiens fans really happy

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