Canadien's next transaction to be announced soon?

Published August 16, 2023 at 2:50 PM

It was only yesterday that journalists were able to speak with Kent Hughes, giving the organization's fans important details of the past few weeks.

The GM was quite generous in his comments, even saying that he is currently working on other transactions.

Obviously, he didn't say it word for word, but his plan is to free up around 3.7 million on the payroll by the start of the campaign.

"There are some things in the works that I can't talk about today, but we believe that with this, we'll be able to avoid placing Carey on the long-term injured list this off-season (and therefore, free up the necessary money)."

- Kent Hughes

With now three goalies in the organization, it's not surprising to think that one of them will leave. We firmly believe this is Kent Hughes' priority, but we don't know who between Jake Allen and Casey DeSmith will be sacrificed.

After all, trading DeSmith would only free up 1.8 million, while Jake Allen would yield a $3.85 million package.

"Hughes definitely gave us a hint of another trade or two to come to free up space under the salary cap."

- Arpon Basu

Stay tuned, because another Habs trade is imminent.

August 16   |   34 answers
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