Montreal Canadiens goaltender Cayden Primeau
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Cayden Primeau Traded to a Canadiens Conference Rival? It Appears to Be a Possibility

Published January 26, 2024 at 2:43 PM

Since the beginning of the season, the goalie situation has been a major topic of discussion for the Montreal Canadiens. Although most observers expected a resolution to be announced quickly, the three-goalie situation persists with the Canadiens, undoubtedly complicating the task for head coach Martin St-Louis.

Moreover, many fans were hoping to see 33-year-old veteran Jake Allen traded by the trade deadline, as he had not been performing well for several weeks.

However, Jake Allen's recent performances are encouraging, and he seems to have regained the confidence of his coach. Indeed, he will start against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, playing his third game in the last seven for the CH.

As for Cayden Primeau, the 24-year-old American has only played one game during this period. Although the Northeastern University alumnus had shown progress since the start of the campaign, his recent performances have been disappointing, losing the three games he recently participated in.

If no team is willing to meet Kent Hughes' high demands for Jake Allen, could we see a turn of events and have Cayden Primeau move instead?

TVA Sports journalist Renaud Lavoie has mentioned the possibility of number 30 joining the Philadelphia Flyers during an appearance on BPM Sports. Knowing that Primeau's father spent several years with the Flyers, the connection seems obvious.

«Cayden Primeau has a strong link with the Philadelphia Flyers because of his father. Moreover, when he plays against the Flyers, he generally has good games, they are good matches for him.

For sure, on the Flyers' side, we know Cayden Primeau. We have evaluated him, we have gone through what he has done in the American League, etc.» - Renaud Lavoie

Wow! Interesting!

Additionally, we must not forget that Carter Hart requested this week to leave the team's environment, potentially involved in the scandal involving Team Canada Junior. This situation puts Daniel Brière in a delicate position, as he must absolutely find a goaltender to back up Samuel Ersson.

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Cayden Primeau Traded to a Canadiens Conference Rival? It Appears to Be a Possibility

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