A new rumor on Trevor Zegras and the Habs

Carl Vaillancourt
June 3, 2024  (9:22 PM)

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While rumors about the imminent departure of Anaheim Ducks' young star Trevor Zegras fueled the media for several weeks in April, the past few days have been relatively quiet. However, renowned journalist Frank Seravalli has just shared new information that should be taken seriously.

Zegras, who made a sensational debut in the NHL, had a season that can be described as difficult in 2023-2024. Numerous rumors are circulating about the young star, particularly regarding his attitude. His value is reportedly at its lowest, and his time in Anaheim seems to be running out.

A trade appears to be on the verge of happening before the draft

The Ducks Will Turn the Page on Trevor Zegras, and Kent Hughes Could Take Advantage
In search of offensive talent, Kent Hughes might be tempted by a low-paid, low-risk tactic! It's clear that the $5.75 million annual salary for the next two campaigns is not expensive if Zegras returns to being a 60-65 point player.
Kent Hughes mentioned during his press conference that he is looking for a candidate to improve the quality of the top-6 forwards. The general manager might be tempted to execute a trade similar to those of Kirby Dach or Alex Newhook with Trevor Zegras.
A player of Trevor Zegras's caliber usually costs a lot on the trade market. With recent revelations, his value might have significantly dropped.
Additionally, it's worth noting that young forwards might be changing addresses by July 1st. Names like Martin Necas, Cole Perfetti, Alexander Holtz, Marco Rossi, Arthur Kaliyev, and others have been mentioned in the media. Kent Hughes has several cards up his sleeve. The idea of reuniting Trevor Zegras with Cole Caufield is appealing. The two Americans had success together in the U.S. program in 2018-2019.
«It seems that the Anaheim Ducks have reached their limit with forward Trevor Zegras.

Frank Seravalli indicated that there were many ‘points of friction' between the Californian organization and the 23-year-old. He suggests that several members of the Ducks' management believe Zegras will not be able to add more dimensions to his game in the future.» - Via TVA Sports

It Would Be Over for Trevor Zegras with the Anaheim Ducks, an Opportunity for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens
According to the journalist, Zegras was injured and upset by the departure of his good friend Jamie Drysdale for the young talented Cutter Gauthier last January.
Both the Anaheim Ducks and the Zegras camp are reportedly looking for a trade during the summer period. This distraction bodes poorly for the team. The Californian team ranked 30th in the Bettman circuit in 2023-2024. Only the San Jose Sharks and the Chicago Blackhawks were worse.
The situation is untenable!
At 23, Trevor Zegras, the 9th overall pick in 2019, has amassed 154 points in 211 career NHL games. In his first two full seasons, he recorded 61 points in 75 games and 65 points in 81 games. He was destined for a brilliant future, but since then, things have significantly calmed down.
Would you trade the 26th overall pick + Jayden Struble + Owen Beck for Trevor Zegras?
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A new rumor on Trevor Zegras and the Habs

If you were Kent Hughes, would you trade Jayden Struble, 26th overall pick and Owen Beck for Trevor Zegras?

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