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The verdict is in for Jake Allen

Published December 30, 2023 at 4:04
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

With the three-way goaltending situation at the Canadiens and the increasing trade rumors, one never knows if and when Jake Allen will play his next game.

Cayden Primeau has had the last two starts, and Samuel Montembeault is also getting more playing time. In short, an announcement of his departure to another team could come at any moment.

However, it won't be this Saturday, as the Canadiens have confirmed that he will be in the net against the Panthers in Florida.

"Martin St-Louis confirms that Jake Allen will be in net against the Panthers on Saturday." - Montreal Canadiens



We are really looking forward to the carousel stopping and finally getting clarity on the two goalies for the Habs.

Not only will it help in terms of stability and roles, but it will also assist in keeping an extra player traveling with the team. Currently, there are two defensemen and a goaltender as extras during a long trip, which is not ideal.

Imagine if Juraj Slafkovsky had gotten injured in Carolina. The Canadiens would have had to make an emergency recall of a forward. The same scenario would be even more troubling if a forward gets injured in Sunrise. The Habs would then have less than 24 hours to recall a forward from Laval, who would join the team in Tampa Bay and wouldn't have much time to prepare with the team.

Without a third goaltender on the 23-man roster, Martin St-Louis would already have an extra forward with the team.

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December 30   |   1133 answers
The verdict is in for Jake Allen

Where do you think Jake Allen will be traded?

New Jersey18916.7 %
Carolina18116 %
Edmonton51245.2 %
He will stay in Montreal25122.2 %
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