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Major: Goalie Transaction for the Montreal Canadiens? A Significant Name Withdraws from the Market, Aiding Kent Hughes

Published March 3, 2024 at 1:28 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

We are entering the final stretch of the regular season, which will be crucial for many teams regarding their playoff participation.

Several clubs need reinforcements in front of the net, and the most coveted goalies will undoubtedly be those who will be free agents at the end of the season.

As Kent Hughes mentioned after signing Samuel Montembeault, it would have been easier to trade him without a contract, so the team's intention is very clear.

Among the available goalies, veteran Jonathan Quick is having an outstanding season with the Rangers. He fulfills a mentoring role for Igor Shesterkin, in addition to delivering excellent on-ice performances, frankly beyond expectations.


He has the ideal profile of a sought-after goalie, but he is absolutely not available. The Rangers have just offered him a one-year contract extension.

"Breaking News**

I'm told the great G Jonathan Quick is signing a 1 Yr Contract Extension with the NYRangers" - Kevin Weekes

We don't know the details of the deal yet, but the important thing here is to highlight that a big name is withdrawing from the market, improving Kent Hughes' chances of trading a goalie, whether it's Jake Allen or Cayden Primeau.

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Major: Goalie Transaction for the Montreal Canadiens? A Significant Name Withdraws from the Market, Aiding Kent Hughes

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