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Trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals involving Anthony Mantha: Kent Hughes missed the opportunity

Published December 27, 2023 at 10:23
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

There has been quite a bit of talk about the possibility of Kent Hughes taking on Anthony Mantha's contract and making a significant acquisition for the Habs, much like he did with Sean Monahan, collecting prospects/ picks in the process.

With his $5.7 million salary and very modest production, Mantha did not meet the expectations of the Capitals, and they would have had to pay to get rid of his contract.

However, the situation seems to have changed, as his value is reportedly on the rise. Mantha is on track to score 30 goals this season, which will undoubtedly help the Caps' GM get a return in a trade.

"As regularly reported since the beginning of the season by David Pagnotta, Kent Hughes would have worked with the Capitals to bring Mantha to Montreal. However, nothing has materialized." - Via Keven Mawn



The timing is right for Anthony as he will be looking for a new contract as a free agent this summer. However, he is no longer very appealing to Kent Hughes and the Canadiens. The chances of seeing him end up in Montreal are quite slim.


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Trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals involving Anthony Mantha: Kent Hughes missed the opportunity

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