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Slap in the face for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens

Published January 18, 2024 at 6:40 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

The Canadiens are still dealing with three goaltenders, and unless there's a surprise, it will likely remain that way until the end of the season. It's not good news for Kent Hughes and the team, but the goaltender market is really weak.

In a recent press conference, the GM of the Canadiens mentioned that it wasn't the initial plan, but it's quite probable that the team will stick with three goaltenders. According to reports, Hughes has a price in mind, and he will be patient until he receives it.

It's known that he has received offers such as a 6th-round pick from the Maple Leafs for Jake Allen and a 7th-round pick from other teams. Can the Canadiens really get more?

It seems unlikely, as another goaltender has just been placed on waivers, which could greatly hinder Hughes' chances of making a trade.


Spencer Martin, who has already been claimed this year in a similar situation, was placed on waivers today by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Imagine if the Devils claim him, for example. Kent Hughes would instantly lose a potential trading partner.

In any case, with the current market conditions, it's a real slap in the face for the organization, especially if he gets claimed. Stay tuned until 2 p.m. tomorrow.

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Slap in the face for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens

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