Transaction between the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens: the players Kent Hughes can target in exchange for a goaltender are known

Published December 3, 2023 at 3:04 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

The rumors surrounding a trade between the Canadiens and the Oilers have been persistent for weeks. Several reputable insiders confirm that Ken Holland is actively exploring options with Montreal, and the presence of his scouts at Canadiens' games doesn't lie.

While a simple goaltending change could benefit Edmonton, it will take more than that to turn things around. Their disastrous start to the season saw them gather only 11 points in the first 18 games, well below expectations. They have just won four consecutive games, but adjustments are still needed.

According to TSN journalist Ryan Rishaug, all players are available on the Oilers, except for Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

This means that if Kent Hughes wants to make a trade with them, he has plenty of options, and a transaction between the two teams could be much more significant than just a goaltender. There might be several players involved, especially if Hughes is targeting a forward like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, for example.


The future will tell whether this trade will materialize, but one thing is certain: the Oilers will make moves sooner or later before the trade deadline.

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