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REPORT: Montreal Canadiens Have Agreement In Place To Trade Former 6th Overall Pick

Published January 12, 2024 at 5:30 PM
While the Montreal Canadiens are undergoing a rebuilding process, their progress hasn't matched fan and management expectations. This could result in more players getting moved ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline.

Montreal Canadiens Forward Sean Monahan To Be Dealt Ahead Of NHL Trade Deadline

Among the notable names is forward Sean Monahan, playing on an expiring deal, who might find himself traded to a contending team.

In a recent "Insider Trading" segment on TSN, Darren Dreger suggested that Monahan could be "among the first" forwards to be moved before the deadline.

Dreger reported that Montreal Canadiens GM Kent Hughes has an agreement in principle to trade Monahan to a Stanley Cup contender ahead of the March 8th deadline. The agreement apparently dates back to the offseason when Monahan signed a one-year contract with the Canadiens, outlining a plan to trade him to a contending team or a team of his choice when the time is right.

Dreger on Insider Trading: «You got to go back to the off-season when the Canadiens signed Sean Monahan they had an agreement at that point that said we will trade you when the time is right to a contending team or to a team of your choice, nothing has changed there»

Cont'd: «In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Sean Monahan is amongst the first forwards to get dealt before the deadline»

In the current season, Monahan has contributed 11 goals and 14 assists in 40 games. Dreger highlighted that there is always a demand for centermen, and potential destinations for Monahan include teams like Colorado, Boston, Edmonton, or Washington if they remain in contention.

The expectation is that Monahan will be playing for a new team before the March 8th deadline, adding another layer of intrigue to the approaching trade period.

January 12   |   330 answers
REPORT: Montreal Canadiens Have Agreement In Place To Trade Former 6th Overall Pick

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