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A major trade that truly represents Kent Hughes and the Canadiens

Published May 13, 2024 at 11:18

We're starting to see Kent Hughes' trend when it comes to trades. He loves acquiring young players on the verge of breaking out, using draft picks.

He did it with Alex Newhook, and previously with Kirby Dach. In fact, a trade like the one involving Dach isn't out of the question for the upcoming draft.

Remember that Hughes traded Alexander Romanov for the 13th overall pick from the Islanders, then traded that pick to the Blackhawks in return for Kirby Dach.

Well, the New Jersey Devils have outright announced that their 10th overall pick is available. That works out perfectly, as they need defensemen and Kent Hughes has some to spare!

So, the GM could pull off a similar move, trading the 10th overall pick for a defenseman and maybe another pick/prospect, then acquiring an established player.

The names that stand out the most are Marco Rossi, Cole Perfetti, Martin Necas, and of course Trevor Zegras.

Since 2022, we haven't seen such an announcement, when the Senators and Pierre Dorion announced that their 7th overall pick was available.

They eventually traded it for Alex DeBrincat. This trade hasn't aged very well for the Sens, as the sharpshooter is now in Detroit.

Do you think Kent Hughes will pull another rabbit out of his hat? Will he try to acquire the 10th pick from the Devils? Will he trade his 5th pick to get immediate help, then select Tij Iginla at the 10th spot?

We'll find out by June 28th, when the first round of the draft will be held, live from Las Vegas.

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A major trade that truly represents Kent Hughes and the Canadiens

Which of these four players would you most like to see with the Canadiens?

Cole Perfetti5313.7 %
Trevor Zegras11529.8 %
Martin Necas15640.4 %
Marco Rossi6216.1 %
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