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Trade between the New Jersey Devils and the Montreal Canadiens involving Arber Xhekaj: The Habs could acquire Dawson Mercer according to Rob Ellis

Published January 11, 2024 at 8:27 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Interesting quote from Rob Ellis, which captures the reality surrounding the world of the NHL and hockey in general.

"Rumors of trades in the NHL are as much a part of the sport as the ice itself. In fact, the latest rumor involves a potential trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils."

- Rob Ellis

Different insiders have privileged information on discussions between general managers and the trends of these calls, which leaves room for a lot of rumors.


This time, it involves Arber Xhekaj and Dawson Mercer, the promising young forward from the Devils.

"Dawson Mercer, a promising forward for the New Jersey Devils, has made waves with his on-ice prowess. His game is a blend of speed, agility, and goal-scoring ability, making him a valuable asset for any team. His potential to become a top-line forward is undeniable, and his current performances have drawn the attention of several teams, including the Montreal Canadiens.

On the other side of the equation is Arber Xhekaj, once considered untouchable by Canadiens fans. Xhekaj, known for his toughness and size, brought a definite advantage to Montreal's defense. However, his performances this season have not lived up to his previous standards, leading to speculation about his future with the team. Despite these challenges, Xhekaj's playing style would be sought after by the New Jersey Devils, who aim to strengthen their defense with a more physical presence."

- Rob Ellis

Although Xhekaj is a fan favorite, this proposal makes a lot of sense. The Canadiens are sorely lacking in good forwards of Mercer's caliber, and they have too many defensemen.

Sooner or later, Kent Hughes will have to sacrifice one, or even several, good young defensemen to acquire one or more forwards. To receive, you have to give.


Source: RDT
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