Trevor Zegras and Arber Xhekaj
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Arber Xhekaj could bring in big returns for the Canadiens, as he might be the centerpiece of a deal involving a player like Trevor Zegras

Published February 22, 2024 at 6:52 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

As fans watching the games, we can say that Arber Xhekaj's breakthrough is becoming very interesting. NHL team scouts scrutinize these players, seeing much more than we can see.

This is exactly why we cannot speculate on a player's real value, as we don't see them with the same eyes, the same criteria.

In this sense, Renaud Lavoie mentioned that if Kent Hughes wants to acquire a top-notch forward like Trevor Zegras, the first player demanded in return will be the sheriff.

"What happens on the day a team like the Anaheim Ducks calls Kent Hughes and says: we're ready to trade Trevor Zegras! We're 100% sure that Arber Xhekaj's name will be part of the conversation." - Renaud Lavoie



Recall that the colossal defenseman was acquired for nothing, as he was never drafted. He was invited to the training camp and signed a contract after causing a surprise.

Other teams must want to try to get him from Kent Hughes, as he was not discovered by the current management.

"It's not the current group of executives who signed him with the Canadiens; it's Marc Bergevin's group. So, we will try to get him out of Montreal. If the Canadiens want to acquire a promising top-6 forward, Arber Xhekaj's name will be mentioned." - Renaud Lavoie

So, according to Renaud, if Kent Hughes wants to acquire a top 6 forward, Arber Xhekaj will be demanded in return.

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Arber Xhekaj could bring in big returns for the Canadiens, as he might be the centerpiece of a deal involving a player like Trevor Zegras

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