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Kent Hughes about to hit a home run on the trade market? Defenseman David Savard could be lucrative

Published February 21, 2024 at 8:54
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

It's becoming increasingly evident: the trade market will be a seller's market this year. Much like two years ago, many teams still have playoff hopes.

This phenomenon means that several teams will want to improve, while few players are available, so there will inevitably be a bidding war.

This was the case in the trade sending Ben Chiarot to Florida two years ago, and Kent Hughes could repeat this type of transaction in the coming days.

It turns out that David Savard has very high value at the moment. For a contending team, he is a prime candidate. For other teams, like the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are without Mikhail Sergachev, Savard becomes a must-have.


According to Marco D'Amico, the Quebecois defenseman could be worth his weight in gold.

" The Canadiens will probably want a 1st-round pick and more for David Savard."

Honestly, it's not surprising to see that David has such value. He could fetch as much, if not more than Chiarot. Recall that the trade sent Ty Smilanic and 1st and 4th-round picks to the Canadiens.

Kent Hughes is playing his cards well, openly stating that he is not looking to trade his veteran defenseman. However, it doesn't stop him from receiving offers and adjusting them to his advantage if necessary.

With such value, don't be surprised if Savard departs as early as this year, even though he has another year left on his contract.

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Kent Hughes about to hit a home run on the trade market? Defenseman David Savard could be lucrative

Would you like Kent Hughes to trade Savard this year for a return similar to that of Ben Chiarot?

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