Already the end for Cayden Primeau with the Canadien? The goaltender made a statement that speaks volumes

Published October 1, 2023 at 2:25 PM
BY ELIAS
Destined for a promising future, Cayden Primeau has never been able to establish himself in the NHL as many fans hoped. Eligible for waivers this season, the 24-year-old goaltender absolutely had to impress the Montreal Canadiens' management to earn a spot in Martin St-Louis' lineup.

Unfortunately, despite an encouraging performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday night, it will be very difficult for him to displace Samuel Montembeault and Jake Allen, who are perceived as the top two goalkeepers for the Canadiens. Kent Hughes will therefore have a crucial decision to make in the coming days, having to either keep three goalkeepers with the Habs or risk losing Primeau through waivers.

Moreover, the man himself made a very interesting statement when asked if he planned to request a trade from the Canadiens, stating that he absolutely wanted to play in the NHL this season.

«I want to play in the NHL, I want to play against the best every night. That's the mindset I started training camp with. [] I want to stay in the NHL. Everything I did over the summer, I did it to prove that I can play here.» - Cayden Primeau



Unfortunately, barring an injury, it would be very surprising if he gets the opportunity to play some games in the NHL this season. Could the American goaltender, therefore, request a trade soon to finally get a real opportunity to play in the NHL?

The Tampa Bay Lightning is currently looking for a goaltender due to an injury to Andrei Vasilevskiy, and Cayden Primeau could certainly be an interesting option. Clearly, his days in Montreal seem numbered, and he could potentially leave the organization by the first game of the year.

If the goaltender is ever offered a chance to revive his career, he must seize this opportunity. Since his arrival with the Canadiens, his statistics with the main club are rather alarming, having won only three games in 21 starts, with a goals-against average of 4.11 and a save percentage of .871.


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