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Plot twist coming for Jonathan Huberdeau? Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens are pleased that he signed with Calgary

Published December 27, 2023 at 12:06
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

In a constantly evolving world like the NHL, sometimes the best moves are the ones we don't make. Just ask the former Flames GM and current Maple Leafs GM, Brad Treliving, who signed Jonathan Huberdeau for 8 years and $84 million.

With a season of 55 points in 79 games and only 15 points in 31 games this year, the forward is no longer the shadow of the player who scored 115 points in the 2021-22 season with the Florida Panthers.

Many fans and analysts hoped he would become a free agent to sign with Montreal, and Huberdeau himself has expressed interest in the Canadiens. Ultimately, he was signed, and the Canadiens are doing very well.

The trade to Calgary has completely transformed him. This summer, Huberdeau admitted that he didn't enjoy going to the arena last year and that it would change this season. Apparently, he doesn't look any happier with his new coach.


Going from the year-round sunshine, beautiful cars, and beaches of Florida to the cold and flatness of Calgary is quite a contrast. But Jonathan is a professional, and he needs to find a way to bounce back.

Fans and analysts are increasingly calling for him to be benched by the team. It speaks volumes about the effort he puts into the games. During the matchup between the Canadiens and the Flames, he was nowhere to be seen, and this is too often the case. He is completely overshadowed during the games.

Hopefully, things will turn around for Jonathan, and he will seek help if needed because he doesn't seem happy right now, and that's truly unfortunate. We wish him the best.

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Plot twist coming for Jonathan Huberdeau? Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens are pleased that he signed with Calgary

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