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Trade Between The Montreal Canadiens And New York Rangers Hits A Major Road Block

Published January 30, 2024 at 10:46
The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers are reportedly showing significant interest in a potential trade involving veteran forward Sean Monahan, with the Rangers emerging as strong contenders.

Trade Talks Between The Montreal Canadiens And New York Rangers Are Heating Up

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman shared his insights, indicating that the Rangers are looking closely at acquiring Monahan, who is approaching 35 points this season.

"[Monahan] is approaching 35 points this year and... I think one of the teams that people are looking at is the New York Rangers," said Friedman on Saturday night.

It sounds like other teams around the league also believe that the Rangers are in on Sean Monahan.

"I do think a lot of team's are wondering if Monahan is very much on the Rangers' radar," revealed Friedman.

There's alot of traction behind the Rangers interest in Monahan, especially in light of the recent announcement about Filip Chytil's season-ending injury which has created a major hole in the center ice position.

However, Rangers insider Larry Brooks suggests that the Rangers may be hesitant to part with a first-round pick to secure Monahan's services. Despite the apparent need, the Rangers' front office's relationship with Montreal seems strained, with hints of potential animosity between the two.

Friedman pointed out the challenge of completing the deal due to the perceived lack of goodwill between the front offices of the Canadiens and Rangers. The history might be influenced by the fact that Jeff Gorton, the current executive vice president of hockey operations for the Canadiens, previously served as the general manager of the New York Rangers.

"The big challenge there is there isn't a lot of love loss between the two front officers, the Canadiens and the Rangers, so will it be a complicated deal to do between them?" said Friedman in conclusion.

The potential trade involving Sean Monahan and the Rangers remains uncertain, and the alleged strained relationship between the two front offices adds an additional layer of complexity to the situation.
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