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Major acquisition by Kent Hughes through transaction: The Montreal Canadiens have a golden opportunity to get their hands on Kaapo Kakko

Published February 6, 2024 at 10:32
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

It is now confirmed by Darren Dreger: the New York Rangers are at a crossroads with forward Kaapo Kakko. The Finn is officially on the market, and the link is easy between him and the Canadiens.

Why? Because it was the duo of Jeff Gorton and Nick Bobrov who selected him in 2019. According to Dreger, the loss of Filip Chytil gives the Rangers some flexibility, and Kakko would be the player sacrificed to make a good acquisition.

We know that the Rangers want to win now. They form one of the best teams in the NHL, and the time is not for development, which has likely affected Kakko and could also include Alexis Lafrenière.

With the Canadiens and Martin St-Louis, the Finn could finally blossom and play significant minutes. We are definitely not talking about a player with very high offensive potential, but just reaching 50 points would be huge for the Canadiens, who struggle to have two players above this mark.


With Sean Monahan gone, is it still reasonable to believe? Absolutely. Yes, the Rangers need a center, but they won't get it with Kakko alone.

They also need a defenseman, and this is where the Canadiens would be a good partner. David Savard would bring the necessary experience to go further in the playoffs, as he has already won the Cup and is a true warrior.

To be continued, but don't be surprised if the Rangers trade the 2nd overall pick in 2019 within a month.

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