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Juraj Slafkovsky traded for a 4th overall pick? That's the proposal, and it's not unanimous

Published December 24, 2023 at 4:24
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Insider Chris Johnston engaged in the hypothetical trade game, suggesting transactions that are not on the verge of happening but are proposed. It's important to note that these are not rumors but rather enjoyable or humorous proposals.

In the mentioned article by Johnston, there are proposals like Brady Tkachuk for Tage Thompson, and there's the one involving Juraj Slafkovsky for Shane Wright.

The insider takes a stance on whether the trade would be accepted and why it might be rejected.

"This one was cheeeeeky. The player Montreal drafted first overall in 2022 for one of those it passed over to do so. Ultimately, I think it's the Canadiens that say no to this proposed deal. Slafkovsky has obviously faced a steep learning curve in his NHL career, but I've never sensed any buyer's remorse among Montreal's management about that pick. They still believe in his talent and sre feeling encouraged by his recent performance." - Chris Johnston, via The Athletic



Obviously, there's no surprise here. No one on the Canadiens' side would accept this trade. Slafkovsky is turning into a solid power forward, demonstrating consistency in effort from game to game, a significant asset for such a player.

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