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Transactions: Elliotte Friedman drops a scoop involving Montreal and Minnesota


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Elias Adaime
July 3, 2024  (11:04)
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In the past few hours, the renowned journalist Elliotte Friedman revealed a scoop involving the Montreal Canadiens and the Minnesota Wild.

Often, after a major event like an NHL draft, a lot of information comes out regarding trades or things that almost happened.
Afterward, NHL general managers and agents become more talkative, allowing us to learn some interesting behind-the-scenes details.

Elliotte Friedman reveals that the Montreal Canadiens and the Minnesota Wild almost acquired Rutger McGroarty

Here are his exact words, shared via his very popular podcast "32 Thoughts":
"Elliotte says that Montreal and Minnesota were the two teams that almost acquired Rutger McGroarty at the draft.

He also says that Carolina, Chicago, and Philadelphia tried to trade up to the 4th spot to take Demidov - the teams knew the Canadiens would take him if he reached the 5th spot."

- HabsLinks

Interesting! The story doesn't say what Kent Hughes offered the Jets in exchange for Rutger McGroarty, but it was obviously interesting to them.
Was the 21st overall pick, which became Michael Hage, involved in this offer from the Canadiens to the Jets?
Are trade discussions still ongoing between Montreal and Winnipeg? Could a player like Jordan Harris or Jayden Struble interest them?
More details to follow.
McGroarty, 20, was the 14th overall pick in 2022 (1st round). He is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward who amassed an incredible 52 points in 36 games this season in the NCAA.
He played for the University of Michigan and is ready to make the jump to the NHL immediately. He truly has the potential to become a solid top-6 forward very quickly.
He is one of the three names that have been seriously linked to the Montreal Canadiens in recent weeks, along with Trevor Zegras and Martin Necas.
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