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Major acquisition by Kent Hughes: Marc-André Fleury with the Montreal Canadiens?

Published January 10, 2024 at 1:45 PM

While there is a congestion in the goaltending position for the Canadiens, both in the NHL and AHL, Stéphane Waite suggests that Kent Hughes should acquire Marc-André Fleury this summer.

According to the former goaltending coach for the Habs, Fleury could sign with the Canadiens as a free agent and finish his career in front of family and friends.

It would be incredible for him and for all hockey fans in Quebec, no doubt about that. I would be the first to be happy, especially since Fleury is a gentleman and still a very good hockey player.

But let's be a bit realistic. Kent Hughes mentioned on the show "L'Antichambre" on Monday night that there's a possibility the goaltending trio could persist throughout the season. I find it hard to see how he could add another goaltender when he can't get his asking price for Allen or Primeau.

However, it must be acknowledged that a goaltending duo consisting of Samuel Montembeault and Marc-André Fleury would be amazing for the Canadiens.

Waite adds that Monty must play in the net at least 70% of the time next year, or it will become a problem in the locker room. It's a bit contradictory.

This means that Kent Hughes would get rid of Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau to sign Fleury for one year. It doesn't make sense, unfortunately, and I doubt the GM of the Canadiens would make such a decision.

January 10   |   526 answers
Major acquisition by Kent Hughes: Marc-André Fleury with the Montreal Canadiens?

Despite the congestion in front of the net, would you like the Canadiens to sign Marc-André Fleury this summer?

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