Kent Hughes about to make a big move? It's quite possible with the trade of Sean Monahan and signing him this summer

Published December 10, 2023 at 11:19
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

It was with surprise that Kent Hughes announced having extended Sean Monahan's contract for one year last summer. No one really expected him to sign in Montreal, let alone for less than 2 million.

It must be acknowledged that it was one of the best signings of the summer across the entire NHL. Monahan's value to the Canadiens is unparalleled, and he would be the top scorer for the Flames as we speak. That's no small feat!

Many observers would like Kent Hughes to re-sign the number 91 instead of trading him at the trade deadline, but one doesn't necessarily exclude the other.

Indeed, it's said that Monahan could fetch a first-round pick for the Habs. So why wouldn't Kent Hughes trade him, only to sign him again this summer?


This possibility was suggested by Renaud Lavoie, and we love it. Certainly, it's risky for several factors, but it would be worthwhile.

Firstly, there's no guarantee that Monahan will sign in Montreal this summer, even though he loves the city, the team, and the fans. Secondly, bringing him back would cost more this summer than if Hughes extends his contract during the season. However, he has the means, with over 15 million in cap space projected for the next season.

It would definitely be a real masterstroke by Hughes.

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Kent Hughes about to make a big move? It's quite possible with the trade of Sean Monahan and signing him this summer

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