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Major transaction between the Sabres and the Canadiens for a highly productive forward: It would be great for Casey Mittelstadt

Published February 10, 2024 at 11:46
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
The Buffalo Sabres and the Montreal Canadiens are two organizations with very strong prospect pools but in opposite positions.

The Canadiens have excellent depth on defense and might need to trade several promising young defensemen. Conversely, the Sabres have a surplus of talented young forwards but lack depth on defense. It's not surprising that trade rumors between the two teams are emerging.

One intriguing rumor involves the Jets' 2024 first-round pick and Justin Barron going to Buffalo in exchange for Casey Mittelstadt.

Mittelstadt, the Sabres' leading scorer with 42 points in 49 games this season, could be traded due to contractual reasons, as he becomes a restricted free agent on July 1. Negotiating a new contract with him might be a priority for the Sabres, but they already have financial commitments to several players.


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In this potential trade scenario, the Canadiens would acquire a promising young forward in Mittelstadt, and they have the financial flexibility to sign him.

On the other hand, the Sabres would receive a young defenseman in Barron and an additional first-round pick, addressing their need for defensive prospects.



Source: Go Nordiques
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