Major: the Oilers made an unexpected request to Hughes and the Canadiens regarding Samuel Montembeault
Published November 21, 2023 at 9h02
As we reported yesterday, Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens are in high demand in the goaltender market.
They are even in negotiations with the Edmonton Oilers for a trade involving a goalie.
Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman is actively working on this case, and there is new information today.
Really interesting and curious.
Edmonton seems to be really aiming for Montembeault, or Primeau, but it's special to learn that they have outright asked Kent Hughes for clarity on the contract extension negotiations of the Quebec goalie.
It seems more serious than we initially thought.
Montembeault, 27 years old, has played in 8 games this season, maintaining an average of 2.78 and a save percentage of 0.908. (3 wins)
In his career, we're talking about 111 games, an average of 3.44, and a save percentage of 0.897.
Do you believe it would be a mistake to trade him, even at a high price to a desperate team like the Oilers?