Trades for Martin Necas and Trevor Zegras: Kent Hughes makes an announcement

Elias Edmonson
June 5, 2024  (5:01 PM)

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As the names of Martin Necas and Trevor Zegras are linked to Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens on the trade market, the general manager has spoken.

In an interview with journalist Pierre LeBrun, the general manager of the Canadiens announced his intentions and revealed his plan for the 2024 draft.
Will he try to acquire a forward like Alex Newhook and Kirby Dach, as the names of Martin Necas and Trevor Zegras are circulating abundantly?
See his response.
«We are going to try. We will explore the possibilities of improving our team, but only if it means improving our team without compromising what we are trying to do here.» - Kent Hughes

Basically, he will try, but he will not compromise his rebuild excessively and what has been done in recent years.
Do not think that Hughes will trade a David Reinbacher, for example, to win the derby for Necas or Zegras.

Kent Hughes wants to make moves in the trade market if the right offer presents itself

Hughes, who indeed went after Kirby Dach and Alex Newhook in the last two drafts (via trades), admits that it could happen again this year if the right trade presents itself.
«I think that's the case. If we can get a player, if we can move up in the draft order, we have to look at all means to improve this team. We will not be limited to something that must make us better next season. But if it does, it will be the icing on the cake.» - Kent Hughes

The plan is still to improve the team in the long term, but Hughes is also aware that he needs to get closer to the playoffs as soon as next season.
An extremely interesting interview, which we recommend:
To be continued in the coming weeks!
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Trades for Martin Necas and Trevor Zegras: Kent Hughes makes an announcement

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