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Three-team trade involving the Canadiens and forward Anthony Mantha?

Published December 20, 2023 at 8:33 PM

There is currently a quality forward sitting with the Vancouver Canucks, and that is Andrei Kuzmenko.

With 74 points in 81 games last season, he has been relegated to the fourth line and even scratched this season. The Canucks are trying to trade him, and there is strong interest from Washington.

However, the Capitals are constrained by limited salary cap space. They will need to trade Anthony Mantha and his hefty salary of $5.7 million.

"I think Washington is a team that looked at Kuzmenko, but I just don't see a trade possibility with them; it's not like the Canucks are going to take Anthony Mantha." - Friedman

This is where the Canadiens come into play. Kent Hughes could acquire prospects to take on Mantha for the rest of the season.

"No (the Canucks can't take Mantha), but the Montreal Canadiens could. He has an expiring contract this summer at $5.7 million. I would absorb his contract to add more assets." - Costa Rontzocos

So, Kuzmenko would go to Washington, Mantha to Montreal, and picks/prospects to Vancouver and Montreal. Do you like the idea?

December 20   |   324 answers
Three-team trade involving the Canadiens and forward Anthony Mantha?

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