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Jonathan Marchessault with the Canadiens? Let's go

Published May 7, 2024 at 10:09

Now that the Golden Knights have been eliminated from the playoffs, there will be a new Stanley Cup champion in the NHL. It also means that Jonathan Marchessault may have played his last game in Vegas.

Indeed, with the personnel moves the Golden Knights made before the trade deadline and the contract awarded to Noah Hanifin, there's not much room left to re-sign Marchessault.

Moreover, the man himself isn't fooling himself. He understands the reality and knows he'll likely have to pack his bags.

With a Stanley Cup, a Conn Smythe Trophy, and 42 goals in the last 12 months, Jonathan hasn't slowed down and once again proves he's among the elite.

The Canadiens, in particular, need this kind of player, someone who always gives sustained effort, scores goals, and is a good veteran and winner.

As for Marchessault, according to several sources, he would like to sign with Montreal.

"I can't wait to see what will happen with Jonathan Marchessault following the early elimination of the Golden Knights, considering their salary situation. He could reach unrestricted free agency. And I've been told he would be willing to listen to an offer from the Canadiens."

- Marc-Olivier Beaudoin

Playing in Montreal is a dream for many Hometown boys, and Marchessault is no exception. He brings a very interesting wealth of experience with him, in addition to being a formidable hockey player.

If Kent Hughes intends to add a veteran to his top 6, he absolutely must consider him, or David Perron. Personally, I'd go with Jonathan because he's three years younger and fits better with the Habs' needs.

May 7   |   304 answers
Jonathan Marchessault with the Canadiens? Let's go

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