Carter Hart traded to the Canadiens? Major new information regarding a potential transaction surfaces through Lyle Richardson

Elias Edmonson
September 18, 2023  (1:55 PM)

Upon his arrival with the Philadelphia Flyers, General Manager Daniel Brière did not hesitate to finalize major transactions in the hopes of continuing the rebuilding process initiated by the organization. The Québécois even mentioned that he would be open to trading his number one goalkeeper, Carter Hart, if an opportunity presented itself.

Shortly after this shocking statement, the excellent Elliotte Friedman mentioned to keep a close eye on the Montreal Canadiens in this case, adding that Kent Hughes was still looking for a starting goalkeeper and he could very well be involved in a potential transaction with the 25-year-old goalie.
Naturally, this information quickly generated many trade rumors. However, while his name had not been linked to the Montreal team for several weeks, the columnist for Bleacher Report, Lyle Richardson, made a very bold prediction regarding Carter Hart. According to him, the goalie native of Sherwood Park will be traded to the Tricolore during the 2023-2024 season.
Wow! We did not expect such a turnaround!
Richardson mentions that Daniel Brière would really like to trade number 79 in the coming months as he will enter the last year of his contract this season. Given that he will become a free agent next summer, the journalist believes that his value could be very affordable on the trade market, indicating that the CH could give up either Jake Allen or Casey DeSmith as well as prospects and draft picks to acquire him.
Of course, the general manager of the Tricolore, Kent Hughes, will inevitably wait for an official verdict to be announced regarding the players involved in the famous Team Canada Junior scandal in 2018 before potentially initiating discussions with his counterpart, Daniel Brière. However, if the goalkeeper is exonerated, Lyle Richardson believes that we could see Carter Hart in the Blue-White-Red uniform this season.
In the event that Samuel Montembeault and Jake Allen do not perform up to expectations this year, it would not be surprising that the Montreal Canadiens consider the possibility of acquiring Carter Hart. Although he has had some difficulties establishing himself in the NHL, the young goalkeeper has enormous potential and could certainly rebound with a team fielding a better defense than the Flyers.
He could be a very interesting option to occupy the role of starting goalkeeper until the emergence of Jacob Fowler or Jakub Dobes. Since his arrival in the Bettman circuit, the goalkeeper has accumulated a record of 84 wins, 84 losses, and 16 overtime losses, recording a goals-against average of 2.96 and a save percentage of 0.906.
One thing is for sure, this will be a case to watch over the next few weeks, even the next few months!
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Carter Hart traded to the Canadiens? Major new information regarding a potential transaction surfaces through Lyle Richardson

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