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On the way to New Jersey: Arber Xhekaj traded to the Devils?

Published May 14, 2024 at 11:55 PM

The rumors of Arber Xhekaj's trade have been circulating for a while now. Many teams regret not giving him a chance, especially considering he went undrafted.

It's quite clear that Arber is a valuable asset for the Canadiens' organization.

Why is he in so many trade rumors?

It's simple: the Canadiens have too many left-handed defensemen, and too many defensemen overall. However, Arber brings a unique dimension that others cannot.

That's why he's highly valued on the trade market. One proposal even sends him to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for their 10th overall pick in the 2024 draft.

"Due to Kent Hughes' confirmed interest in acquiring a second top-15 pick, specifically between the 9th and 15th positions, a link has been drawn between the two organizations for a potential transaction." - Marqueur

We know that the Devils' GM has openly mentioned that he's listening to offers for their 10th overall pick in 2024. Hence, this proposal stems from there. The connection is easy to make since the Devils need toughness and defense.

Personally, I don't believe Xhekaj should be traded, and I don't think Kent Hughes wants to trade him either. Not only is he unique, but the organization also drafted his younger brother.

It would be very surprising if they selected Florian and then, a year later, traded the older brother. Besides, considering how Arber was playing before his injury, he deserves a spot in the lineup.

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