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Major development: Rumours out of Edmonton come out and it involves a Canadiens player, confirmed by Sportsnet

Published December 17, 2022 at 5:06 PM
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Rumours have been circulating for several weeks about a major trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers.

All the stars are aligned for a transaction to take place between the two teams by the March 3rd trade deadline.

According to information reported by Sportsnet, Quebecer and former first round pick in 2021, Xavier Bourgault, would officially be on the trade market.

The Alberta organization wants to "win now" and this is the time for them to take risks. In 23 games this season in the AHL, the 20-year-old forward has 13 points. It's no secret that the CH has had its eye on Bourgault for some time.


On the other hand, the Oilers are very interested in adding a defensive back to their lineup, and for the past few weeks, Joel Edmundson's name has been on everyone's lips in Edmonton. Eddy is the perfect candidate for a team that wants to solidify its defense, especially as the playoffs approach.

Of course, since the contract of the CH number 44 ends in 2023-2024, the price to acquire him is still high, since he has a very affordable salary now. Moreover, the Oilers' GM is assured that Edmundson will stay with the team for one more year.

The puzzle is starting to come together for a potential trade and Bourgault and Edmundson could be the main elements involved, should this trade take place.

Do you think Quebec's Xavier Bourgault would be a good fit for Joel Edmundson?


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