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Diving into the Bruins' backyard: Kent Hughes could play a trick

Published May 7, 2024 at 10:40 PM

Kent Hughes will have a lot of work to do this summer if he wants the Canadiens to be more competitive than they have been in the past three seasons.

Luckily, several interesting players will be available as free agents starting on July 1st. Names like Jonathan Marchessault and David Perron have been linked to the Habs.

An unexpected player from the Boston Bruins?

The two aforementioned players aren't the only ones set to become free agents on July 1st. There will be several other choices, and Kent Hughes can bring out his shopping list.

Among these choices is Boston Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk. According to former NHL player Bruno Gervais, he would be a great fit in the Habs' top 6.

"Another name that I find interesting is Jake DeBrusk, who has made several public statements indicating that he wants a fresh start. With 40 points this year, at only 27 years old, he's a player who could, with his style of play and speed, come help the Canadiens' top 6.

He's a player I've had my eye on for a while."

He's not super productive, but he fits well with the identity of the Habs. He seems very inclined towards the free-agent market, and Kent Hughes could finally make his first significant free-agent signing.

DeBrusk is a 6'1" and 198 lbs left winger. He has collected 266 points in 465 NHL games, including 50 in just 64 games last year. He's more than capable of contributing offensively.

He could be a nice addition alongside Kirby Dach on the 2nd line, especially since he's looking for a fresh start with a new team.

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