Crazy trade between the Oilers and the Canadiens: Darren Dreger provides the latest details, and Samuel Montembeault would be involved

Published November 22, 2023 at 2:44 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
The most prominent NHL insiders are all unanimous: something major is brewing between Montreal and Edmonton. At this point, it's almost certain that it will happen, with the timing yet to be determined.

Elliotte Friedman mentioned in recent days that the primary target was Samuel Montembeault, but Cayden Primeau remained an option. Jake Allen was ruled out of the equation.

Darren Dreger has added to the speculation, suggesting that the foundation of the trade would be Montembeault for Xavier Bourgault, the Oilers' 2021 first-round pick.

According to Dreger, the Canadiens could also acquire Jack Campbell and a first-round pick to sweeten the deal. The name of David Savard is also in circulation. Here's a summary of what Dreger mentioned:


TO MONTREAL:

Xavier Bourgault
1st-round pick
Jack Campbell

TO EDMONTON:

Samuel Montembeault

Of course, if David Savard is part of the package, the Oilers will likely need to add more. On the other hand, Jack Campbell would be a good goaltender for the Rocket, even if he is overpaid (which is why the Canadiens would receive a first-round pick).

Nothing is set in stone, but when insiders like Darren Dreger, Elliotte Friedman, and David Pagnotta are involved, they are likely in direct communication with general managers and are well-connected to the source.

This doesn't guarantee that it will unfold exactly this way or that all these players will be involved, but there are very advanced negotiations currently taking place between the two teams, and a Canadiens goaltender will inevitably be on the move.


Source: Marqueur
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