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David Savard trade: It would be significant, and the return would be substantial for the Canadiens if it were to happen

Published March 1, 2024 at 9:06
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Rumors are relentless regarding a trade involving David Savard. The defenseman is in high demand, and Kent Hughes' phone is constantly ringing.

Indeed, Savard has a lot to offer to a team. He's a true warrior and is worth his weight in gold. Moreover, the fact that he has another year on his contract with a good salary adds to his value.

According to David Pagnotta, it wouldn't be surprising at all if he leaves the team.

"Speaking to some people across the NHL, outside of Montreal, nobody would be surprised if Savard is dealt by deadline day. We'll see if a team convinces MTL to part with him." - David Pagnotta



Now, looking at what Savard could bring to the Canadiens, let's take the Ben Chiarot trade from two years ago. The defenseman brought in a first-round pick, a prospect (Ty Smilanic), and another pick. It's important to note that he was a rental player for the Panthers, as he was becoming a free agent a few months later.

Now, let's consider Savard, who has a similar salary, consistently blocks shots, plays a physical game, brings undisputed leadership, and has another year left on his contract. Quietly, he becomes more than just a rental player.

His value would, therefore, be higher than Chiarot's two years ago. If we want to set a fair price, we can think that Kent Hughes will not accept anything less, and he might even ask for more; otherwise, he will keep his defenseman.

Would you like the Canadiens to receive a first-round pick, another pick, and a prospect for David Savard?

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David Savard trade: It would be significant, and the return would be substantial for the Canadiens if it were to happen

Would you like the Canadiens to receive a first-round pick, another pick, and a prospect for David Savard?

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