A reputable insider has predicted Sean Monahan's next destination and it makes so much sense
BY MARCO JANUARY 16, 2023 (9:57)
Since the beginning of the campaign, teams have been very quiet in terms of trades, having only made a few minor moves, everything indicates that it could move hard and fast, now that there is less and less time left to add elements to their respective teams.
Among the Habs players, the one most likely to move between now and March 3 is Sean Monahan. He will become an unrestricted free agent this summer and his career in Montreal, before his unfortunate foot injury, was good enough to bring an interesting return to the CH. Most experts believe that he will bring back at least a first round pick.
In this regard, The Athletic's renowned tipster, Pierre LeBrun, has predicted the future destinations of the top players for the trade deadline, and he has revealed the next team Monahan will finish the season with. According to him, and with the information he has, LeBrun believes that number 91 of the Tricolore will be traded to Colorado.
The informer explains his reasoning by mentioning that the "sexiest" choice for the Avalanche would be to win the Bo Horvat derby. However, Horvat is going to cost a lot of money, even if he becomes an unrestricted free agent, and since Colorado is not comfortably in the playoff picture, the most sensible option is Monahan according to LeBrun, noting that the price for him is reasonable.
He ends by mentioning that the two teams are already connected, thanks to last year's Artturi Lehkonen trade. Lehkonen was a mainstay for the Avs last season and Monahan could be the new piece of the puzzle to help the team this season.