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Michel Therrien makes a controversial statement about Jake Allen's market value

Published January 1, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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Prior to the final game of the season, former Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien made a controversial statement about the value of goaltender Jake Allen.

According to the former NHL coach, Allen would be worth nothing less than a first round pick.

"The Canadiens are in a position to ask for the big money. It would definitely be a first-round pick in return for the veteran goalie's services." - Michel Therrien

Following that statement, Allen allowed nine goals against the Washington Capitals.


I have to say that I'm really surprised by Therrien's comments and I'm not the only one. Let's just say that his statement caused a particular reaction on social networks.

In 25 games this season, the Canadiens' goaltender has maintained a 3.52 goals-against average and a .894 save percentage.

With stats like that, it's crazy to think that a goalie like Allen, who is under contract for two more seasons after this one, at $3.85M per season to be an auxiliary goalie on a good team, is worth a first round pick.

I doubt the CH would want to trade him, given that there is no real backup on the Habs right now, but even if he were on the market, I doubt Kent Hughes could get anything better than a second round pick.

Do you think Jake Allen is worth a first round pick as Michel Therrien mentions?


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