Three-team trade involving the Canadiens: The Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders are also in the rumors

Published October 23, 2023 at 1:37 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
Kent Hughes likes to add assets to his prospect bank in various ways. Building through the draft, he understands what that means.

In this regard, Kirby Dach's injury could be of use. The cap space freed up provides Kent Hughes with more flexibility to take on a bad contract or to retain a portion of a player's salary in a multi-team transaction.

This is precisely what could happen in a trade involving Vancouver Canucks forward Conor Garland. It's known that he is no longer in the team's plans, and as reported by Eklund, three teams are in the mix.

"The Islanders and Canadiens are talking, and I've also heard rumors about the Bruins."



The Canadiens are unlikely to be in the playoff picture, so it would be very surprising for Kent Hughes to be involved in the Garland deal. Therefore, the Islanders and Bruins appear to be the two interested teams, with the Canadiens possibly assisting by retaining salary and acquiring a prospect or draft pick.

This is a story to keep an eye on, but one thing is certain: it would not be surprising to see the Canadiens involved in such a transaction.

Source: Hockey Buzz
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