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Harsh blow to Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens: the value of Jake Allen would be really low

Published December 16, 2023 at 6:08 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

The picture is becoming very clear: Jake Allen will likely be the sacrificial goaltender for the Canadiens.

He's an excellent veteran and leader to have on a team, but the Canadiens no longer need his services with Montembeault and Primeau in the lineup.

According to rumors, Kent Hughes is actively trying to trade him, but it doesn't seem easy. It's even worse than one might think.

The Carolina Hurricanes placed Antti Raanta on waivers today. The 34-year-old goaltender is earning $1.5 million this year and has career numbers similar, if not better, than Allen's.


The fact that Raanta has been placed on waivers speaks volumes about his value, and it reflects on Jake Allen's value as well.

With a salary of $3.85 million and at the age of 33, Allen doesn't have much chance of being traded, even with salary retention, as seen with Raanta.

Kent Hughes will have a very difficult decision to make because it can't be easy to place such a good veteran on NHL waivers.

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