A concrete trade proposal involving five elements has just been proposed between the Canadiens and the Oilers
BY MARCO NOVEMBER 11, 2023 (8:41)
While this news may seem surprising, it's not at all shocking to see Oilers GM Ken Holland trying to shake up his team which, let's say, is having a terrible start to the season.
Even though Campbell hasn't been very good so far, this situation is simply unacceptable for the organization, which hopes to be a Stanley Cup contender this year, and they need to get back on track as soon as possible.
That said, a little before this news, a site proposed a significant trade involving the Oilers and the Canadiens, as reported by Nicolas Desrosiers from Marqueur.com.
The Oilers would send Campbell (and his contract) along with and second and third-round picks to the Canadiens in exchange for goaltender Samuel Montembeault and forward Joel Armia.
Well, this proposition should be taken with a grain of salt, but it remains that with this very hypothetical transaction, Kent Hughes would manage to get rid of Joel Armia's contract, still valid until next year.
On the other hand, he would now be stuck with Campbell's contract, even more burdensome to carry, $5 million per season until 2027!
This trade would especially be a major shock for the Oilers organization, which will need to start accumulating wins if they want to be part of the spring dance in April next year.
Now that the probabilities are very slim, almost nil, that we witness such a scenario now that the Oilers' goalie has been placed on waivers, it will be interesting to follow what Kent Hughes does with his goaltenders because Jake Allen's excellent start to the season will force him to make some crucial decisions in the coming months.
That said, we would absolutely refuse this trade and would sign Samuel Montembeault to a brand new contract.
He should not be made available on the free agent market this summer.
Would you make this trade with Edmonton?
|Yes, but for a 1st round pick||178||23.8 %|
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