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David Savard on the verge of being traded by Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens?

Published February 25, 2024 at 10:45

Now that we are less than two weeks away from the trade deadline, many Montreal Canadiens players are mentioned in various rumors. Indeed, among them is the veteran David Savard, who, according to what is currently circulating, would be worth his weight in gold on the trade market.

Although Kent Hughes previously indicated that he did not wish to part with his defenseman, the bidding could become very intense in the coming days. Knowing that the CH's number 58 is possibly one of the best defensive "available" defenders on the market, Kent Hughes could receive an offer he simply cannot refuse.

This was indeed advanced by Arpon Basu in a text published on The Athletic's website yesterday morning. The journalist assigned to the activities of the Canadiens mentioned that David Savard's days in Montreal could well be numbered, given that several teams will be interested in acquiring him.

"David Savard will be traded: the Canadiens do not necessarily want to do it now, because they consider Savard as an important leader in their team and they are sensitive to that after already removing Sean Monahan from the lineup.

But with the demand apparently high for defenders who match Savard's profile - a physical shot blocker with a Cup ring - the market price could become so high that they would really have no other choice but to accept it. The Canadiens are sensitive to what Savard represents for their young group, but they are also sensitive to asset management." - Arpon Basu

Wow! Obviously, there is no certainty that a transaction will actually be completed, but according to Basu's words, it would not be surprising if David Savard changes address by the March 8 deadline.

After acquiring a first-round pick from Winnipeg, imagine if Kent Hughes manages to get another first-round pick and a quality prospect. The general manager of the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge will have all the necessary tools to complete another trade like the Kirby Dach one to bring a talented forward to the team's top-6.

At 33 years old, the defenseman from Saint-Hyacinthe has collected 13 points in 36 games this season. Furthermore, he has played more than 770 games (216 points) in the NHL over his career, having also played 57 playoff games.

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February 25   |   555 answers
David Savard on the verge of being traded by Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens?

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