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Trade involving David Savard with a team from the West? The Hometown defenseman is linked to several teams, including the Dallas Stars

Published February 16, 2024 at 11:29 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Among the interesting players on the Canadiens, the name that comes up most often in the lead-up to the trade deadline is David Savard.

Although many experts agree that Kent Hughes has no intention of trading him, they all acknowledge his popularity, and if the Canadiens' GM receives a significant offer, Savard could be moved.

According to David Pagnotta, four teams are particularly interested: the Lightning, Maple Leafs, Oilers, and Stars.

The Lightning seemingly have nothing to offer to bring Savard back. An offer was reportedly made with their 2026 first-round pick and Ethan Gauthier, but it would be very surprising if Julien BriseBois accepted such a deal.


The team that reportedly has the means to make this transaction, according to Pagnotta, is the Stars. We saw them recently against the Canadiens, and they are a formidable hockey team, but they seem to lack a little something on defense.

They have several picks and young players to offer, which could be enticing for the Canadiens if they were interested in acquiring David.

One thing is certain, the Canadiens' defensive unit is young and inexperienced, making it fragile. Without Savard, it becomes even more so. Since he has another year on his contract, Kent Hughes certainly won't trade him for peanuts.

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Trade involving David Savard with a team from the West? The Hometown defenseman is linked to several teams, including the Dallas Stars

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