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Crazy Trade Between Montreal and Ottawa Involving Cole Caufield, Arber Xhekaj, and Brady Tkachuk?

Published February 29, 2024 at 8:05 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

In 2017, the Canadiens, under the leadership of Marc Bergevin and Trevor Timmins, made a significant mistake by selecting Jesperi Kotkaniemi instead of Brady Tkachuk.

It is widely acknowledged that the team's identity would have been very different. As the story goes, the Canadiens drafted Kotkaniemi, only to see him leave three years later to the Hurricanes through an offer sheet.

On the other hand, Brady Tkachuk quickly became a leader for the Senators and is currently their captain. However, there have been reports of potential tensions between him and the organization.

According to various sources, the younger Tkachuk might be available on the trade market. BPM Sports explored this possibility and proposed a trade scenario for him to come to Montreal.


Montreal receives: Brady Tkachuk

Ottawa receives: Cole Caufield, Arber Xhekaj, and Winnipeg's first-round pick in 2024

It's a substantial trade proposal. While acknowledging the talent of Brady Tkachuk and expressing frustration at the Canadiens' decision not to select him, the suggested trade might be too costly for the Canadiens.

Losing Cole Caufield, a first-round pick in Arber Xhekaj (who was projected to be a first-rounder), and a third first-round pick seems like a high price to pay for a single player, especially considering Tkachuk isn't a franchise player.

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Crazy Trade Between Montreal and Ottawa Involving Cole Caufield, Arber Xhekaj, and Brady Tkachuk?

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