Montreal / Pittsburgh: major trade proposal that would change many things

Published May 21, 2023 at 3:18 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins did not qualify for the playoffs for the first time in the Sidney Crosby era. It cost Ron Hextall his job and the team is actively looking for a GM.

It is certain that they will have hired someone by the draft, even before to become familiar with the personnel in place. And the first transaction of this new general manager could well be at the draft, with the Canadiens.

The Penguins' window to win another Stanley Cup is closing. The stars are aging and the youngsters have been sacrificed in order to be more competitive. Now it's time to give them one last shot.

Joel Edmundson is a defenseman that Pittsburgh is interested in. That was the case at the trade deadline, but it didn't materialize. With only one year left on his contract, the Habs' number 44 becomes very interesting.

In return, the Habs would get the 14th overall pick from the Pens and give the Panthers' pick between the 30th and 32nd selections. So basically, the Tricolore would have the opportunity to draft a good kid like David Reinbacher or Gabriel Perreault.

As for the Penguins, they would have the chance to draft in the first round, while having an established NHL impact defenseman. What do you think?

Source: Habs and NHL
May 21   |   116 answers
Montreal / Pittsburgh: major trade proposal that would change many things

In your opinion, did Joel Edmundson play his last game with the Canadiens?

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