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Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens make a splash: It's now confirmed that the GM aims for a Kirby Dach 3.0

Published March 11, 2024 at 11:06 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

In 2022, during the draft in Montreal, Kent Hughes stole the spotlight by trading Alexander Romanov for the 13th overall pick. It was quite exceptional as an opening move.

To continue, another transaction was announced, where this pick was traded for Kirby Dach. Even though the forward is injured this year, it's easy to see who came out on top in all of this.

In 2023, Kent Hughes struck again, this time just before the draft. Alex Newhook was coming to Montreal in exchange for the 31st and 37th picks.

In 2024, will the GM attempt to pull off a similar move? The question was asked, and the answer is quite clear.


"I suppose we've been buyers to some extent at the drafts and sellers at the trade deadline. If the opportunity presents itself again at the draft, we'll look to continue in that direction and acquire young players."

- Kent Hughes

Not to be overlooked, Hughes clearly mentioned afterward that acquiring a talented young player was indeed part of his plans.

Of course, the name that immediately comes to mind is Trevor Zegras. It just remains to be seen what the Ducks' GM, Pat Verbeek, is asking for in return. Otherwise, Kent Hughes might turn to another player.

The Canadiens will be buyers in June. Be ready, Kent Hughes is firmly intent on improving his team, especially the offense.


Source: Go Nordiques
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