Trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings: it hasn't aged well for Kent Hughes and Steve Yzerman

Published October 18, 2023 at 11:57 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
This summer, to everyone's surprise, Kent Hughes made the unexpected acquisition of Jeff Petry to help the Penguins make room for Erik Karlsson. Petry himself never thought he would return to Montreal, to the extent that he didn't include the team in his no-move clause.

Fortunately for both parties, Hughes was able to trade the defenseman before the start of training camp for Gustav Lindstrom and a 4th-round pick.

A Trade That Has Aged Poorly

This trade has aged poorly for both clubs, as Jeff Petry is sidelined with the Wings, and Lindstrom is also left out with the Laval Rocket.


"Tobie Paquette-Bisson and Gustav Lindstrom will be cut from the Laval Rocket's lineup. They are healthy."

Via Anthony Marcotte

It testifies to the depth, but it's also very disappointing, as we thought Lindstrom might start the season with the Canadiens. We are far from that.

Ultimately, both teams have exchanged issues, but the Canadiens still have the advantage with the draft pick and the fact that Lindstrom will be a free agent at the end of the current season, whereas Petry has two years left on his contract.

IN YOUR OPINION, WILL JEFF PETRY'S CAREER END AT THE CONCLUSION OF HIS CURRENT CONTRACT?
OCTOBER 18      43 ANSWERS
YES3581.4 %
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