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Trade between the Canadiens and the Blues involving Samuel Blais?

Published May 5, 2024 at 10:01

The Canadiens will surely seek to add depth to their attack, and it's a opportune time to do so, right in the middle of the playoffs.

Indeed, at this stage of the year, the most popular transactions involve impending unrestricted free agents who do not plan to continue with their current team.

Take a look at Marc-Olivier Beaudoin's post, which caught our attention:

"Curious to see if we'll witness any transaction(s) before the Stanley Cup is won!

It's rather rare but it happens: During the 2023 playoffs, the Jackets traded for Ivan Provorov (June 6) and Damon Severson (June 9).

To be continued!"

By doing this, a player's rights belong to his new team, and therefore, the new team has the right to negotiate a new contract with the player before July 1st.

Following this post, a very interesting proposal involving the Canadiens and forward Samuel Blais emerged.

A user proposes that Kent Hughes trades a 6th or 7th round pick to the St. Louis Blues to obtain the rights to Samuel Blais.

On the 3rd or 4th line, Blais would be truly excellent. Just imagine him with Raphaël Harvey-Pinard, how much of a hassle this duo would be for opposing teams!

In 257 NHL games, Blais has accumulated a total of 71 points. He's a player who brings a lot of energy and only cost 1 million last year.

With a Canadiens jersey on his back, I dare to believe that his energy would be even greater!

May 5   |   223 answers
Trade between the Canadiens and the Blues involving Samuel Blais?

Would you like Kent Hughes to acquire Samuel Blais and sign him before July 1st, in exchange for a late 6th or 7th round pick?

Yes12556.1 %
No9843.9 %
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