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Imminent transaction between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins? An interesting opportunity presents itself to Kent Hughes

Published September 16, 2023 at 8:04 PM
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The general manager of the Tricolore, Kent Hughes, greatly assisted his counterpart, Kyle Dubas, by agreeing to take on Jeff Petry's contract earlier this summer. Indeed, this transaction notably allowed the Pittsburgh Penguins to acquire star defenseman, Erik Karlsson.

Moreover, would it be conceivable for the two men to conclude a new transaction in the coming days? According to Bob Rossi, an excellent opportunity could present itself to the Montreal Canadiens, as he believes that the Quebecois defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph could be traded soon.

"We don't yet know how the new management perceives Joseph, but examining the roster, he could emerge as the most viable asset that general manager Kyle Dubas could use to make a necessary acquisition." - Rob Rossi

Now 24 years old, the Arizona Coyotes' first-round pick in 2018 fits perfectly with the philosophy established by the organization. Although it took him a few seasons to establish himself in the NHL, the Laval native has a very promising future, having amassed 5 goals and 16 assists (21 points) in his first full year in the NHL.


Knowing that he has not yet reached his full potential and that the Penguins might trade him with the goal of improving their roster to potentially qualify for the playoffs, it will be interesting to see if the Tricolore's higher-ups will be tempted to acquire him. He could certainly be an excellent addition to the Montreal defensive brigade.

Do you believe that a transaction involving Pierre-Olivier Joseph and the Montreal Canadiens could happen soon?

This will be a case to watch!

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Imminent transaction between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins? An interesting opportunity presents itself to Kent Hughes

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