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The End of Joshua Roy in Montreal? Kent Hughes Could Improve the Canadiens by Claiming Alex Barré-Boulet off Waivers

Published February 23, 2024 at 12:32
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

We are increasingly seeing it in the games: Joshua Roy will undoubtedly be an NHL player, and he will be very good. This has been evident in every game since his latest call-up, where he's creating scoring chances and even recorded two assists on Wednesday night.

However, for the sake of his development, going to help the Laval Rocket in the playoffs and winning with them would be very beneficial.

Forward Alex Barré-Boulet was placed on NHL waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. Teams have until 2 p.m. Friday to claim him.

Many people online hope that Kent Hughes claims him and sends Roy down to the Rocket. Barré-Boulet has been excellent in the American Hockey League (AHL), but he doesn't have a spot with the Lightning.


84 points in 69 games in 2022-23
63 points in 58 games in 2021-22
12 points in 10 games in 2020-21
56 points in 59 games in 2019-20
68 points in 74 games in 2018-19


It's widely agreed that he is much better than Collin White, who was claimed by the Canadiens just 24 hours ago.

If Hughes does acquire him, it could be the opportunity Barré-Boulet never had to perform in the NHL and might become a steal for the organization.

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The End of Joshua Roy in Montreal? Kent Hughes Could Improve the Canadiens by Claiming Alex Barré-Boulet off Waivers

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