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A one-for-one trade? Kent Hughes might be following the trend

Published May 15, 2024 at 8:39 PM

Kent Hughes isn't hiding it; he has his work cut out for him to improve his top 6 this summer.

His goal is to enhance the team's offense in the immediate term without sacrificing its future. In my opinion, that's the right strategy to adopt, but maintaining the status quo wouldn't be any better. He needs to make moves.

That said, he could emulate the trend established by the Colorado Avalanche at the trade deadline. They needed a center and had a surplus of defensemen.

That's when Bowen Byram headed to Buffalo and Casey Mittelstadt to Denver. A one-for-one trade that seems to be beneficial for both teams so far.

With his surplus of young defensemen, Hughes could also try a similar move.

«That being said, a move that would make a lot of sense would be to do what Chris MacFarland did this year and make a one-for-one trade with a team in need of a defenseman.

We remember that the Avalanche, in need of help in their top 6 and especially at center, traded Bowen Byram to the Sabres for Casey Mittelstadt.» - Samuel Doiron

We know that Kent Hughes likes to make trades during the draft, but why wouldn't he do it this way instead? The Canadiens GM is creative enough when it comes to making transactions, so I'm not too worried.

There are several young players whose future is uncertain with their current team. We're talking about Trevor Zegras, Martin Necas, Marco Rossi, and others. They're practically always in trade rumors.

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A one-for-one trade? Kent Hughes might be following the trend

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