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It's now confirmed for Arber Xhekaj

Published January 21, 2024 at 10:18

There have been all kinds of rumors surrounding a potential trade for Arber Xhekaj following his demotion to Laval. Analysts even mentioned that he no longer had a place in Montreal and that Struble was filling his role very well; that the Canadiens couldn't have two defenders like them.

According to Elliotte Friedman, Kent Hughes' phone rang very often when this happened. GMs from all corners of the NHL inquired about Xhekaj.

The price offered was at least a first-round pick, and the Canadiens' general manager automatically declined.

"Friedman says teams have called about Xhekaj but the Canadiens haven't even entertained the idea of trading him.

Clearly he's valued across the league."

This confirms that the Habs hold him in high regard and that he is part of the team's long-term plans. It also confirms that he is highly valued in the NHL and has a high worth.

Not bad for a guy who was never drafted!

: Marqueur
January 21   |   853 answers
It's now confirmed for Arber Xhekaj

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