Transaction involving a goaltender with the Canadiens: A major development has just surfaced through Renaud Lavoie

Published October 10, 2023 at 3:18 PM
BY ELIAS
The general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Kent Hughes, had to make a very important decision regarding the goaltender situation last night.

Indeed, although it is not a common practice in the NHL, the Canadiens' management decided to start the year with three goalies in their lineup: Samuel Montembeault, Jake Allen, and Cayden Primeau.

Surprisingly, while many expected a fierce battle between Samuel Montembeault and Jake Allen for the number one spot, it was the young 24-year-old American, Cayden Primeau, who stood out during the preseason games, forcing the management to keep him on the team.

However, according to information shared by journalist Renaud Lavoie, the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge (referring to the Canadiens by their colors) might make a significant decision in the coming weeks. According to him, it wouldn't be surprising if a goaltender was traded since Kent Hughes does not want to force Martin St-Louis to have three goalies on his roster.


"Don't believe, at least from what I hear, that this will last. In three weeks, a month, we won't be in the same context." - Renaud Lavoie

Given that NHL teams had to officially submit their list of 23 players last night, it was rather challenging to conclude a trade at that time. However, the trade market could heat up in the coming weeks as injuries might occur, and some goalies will likely underperform.

"There are teams in the National League in very precarious situations in front of the net. We're dissatisfied with young goalies; we have injuries." - Renaud Lavoie

This will be a situation to closely monitor soon!

Knowing that the Canadiens do not want to put Cayden Primeau on waivers, the obvious solution would be to make a trade involving a goalie. Furthermore, Renaud Lavoie seems quite convinced that the Canadiens' general manager will want to take this route by the end of October.

In your opinion, which goalie should the Canadiens trade?
WHICH GOALIE WOULD YOU TRADE?
OCTOBER 10      232 ANSWERS
JAKE ALLEN15566.8 %
CAYDEN PRIMEAU4720.3 %
SAMUEL MONTEMBEAULT3012.9 %
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