Jake Allen back on the trade market? The Canadiens could benefit

Published December 11, 2022 at 12:10

We can't say that the Habs haven't surprised us since the beginning of the season. Who would have thought that the team's record would be positive after 27 games?

Luckily Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault have been holding down the fort most of the time. The Nick Suzuki trio is also a reason for this surprising record.

During the last four game western trip, the Tricolore could rely on number 34, especially in Calgary and Seattle. Without him, those two games could have easily ended in losses.

That's when Tony Marinaro's comments on BPM Sports become interesting. According to him, Allen would still be of interest to many teams:

"I still think Jake Allen can be traded by the trade deadline."

Imagine the return Kent Hughes could get for Jake Allen. It would probably be very big. However, the number one goalie role would go directly to Samuel Montembeault. This would be a big task for the native of Bécancour. The Habs general manager would have to find another goalie, at least to back up Montembeault.

December 11   |   236 answers
Jake Allen back on the trade market? The Canadiens could benefit

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