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Transaction involving David Savard: Kent Hughes makes a decision, and a significant clue suggests he will stay with the team

Published March 3, 2024 at 11:47 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

It's quite incredible the importance that David Savard has wherever he goes. A crucial player in the Tampa Bay Lightning's conquest of the Stanley Cup in 2021 against the Canadiens, the defenseman plays a crucial role within the organization.

It's not for nothing that David is valued so highly on the market. He may not be spectacular, not scoring many points, but he is involved at all levels and is a true warrior, besides being an undisputed leader.

According to Marco D'Amico, Savard's value is simply enticing.

"The Canadiens will probably want a first-round pick and more for David Savard." - Marco D'Amico



It's even easy to imagine that if Kent Hughes wants to trade him, he will probably get more. The question remains, though: does he want to trade him?

The answer is not confirmed, but most likely, it won't happen. Firstly, the Canadiens' general manager mentioned just a few weeks ago that he had no intention of moving him.


Furthermore, Hughes has the habit of warning and reassuring his players. He is a man of great class who is highly respected. Recall the Jeff Petry situation, where he did everything to accommodate him twice, and Joel Edmundson, to whom he openly stated that he would not be traded at the last deadline but possibly during the summer.

It's precisely what happened in the end, with Edmundson leaving during the summer, without it being a surprise. For David, the fact that Hughes hasn't mentioned a possible trade is worth its weight in gold.

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Transaction involving David Savard: Kent Hughes makes a decision, and a significant clue suggests he will stay with the team

In your opinion, should the Canadiens keep David Savard for several years?

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