Kent Hughes and the Canadiens have a plan for Jeff Petry

Published August 11, 2023 at 8:32 PM

Jeff Petry has been the story of the week around the league with his recent trade back to Montreal.

Many of us wish he would leave, not only to make room for the youngsters, but also for his own good. Let's not forget that he asked for a trade a year ago.

Well, the rumour has now been confirmed by David Pagnotta. Even before confirming the monster deal, Kent Hughes was already on the phone offering Petry to other teams.

"Around the middle of last week, as things seemed to be heading in that direction and word began to spread that the three-team deal was going to happen, the Montreal Canadiens started calling other teams to tell them that they were going to get their hands on Jeff Petry and that he would already be available on the trade market."

- David Pagnotta

The GM certainly wouldn't have made his acquisition without having good reason to believe he could trade him before the start of the season. That's the main reason why there was no press conference, according to many observers.

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