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Jake Allen Traded to the Seattle Kraken? It Seems More Likely Than Ever

Published December 15, 2023 at 12:10

Over the past few hours, the Seattle Kraken announced a disastrous news for the fans of the organization. Indeed, goaltender Philipp Grubauer has suffered a lower-body injury and will be out for several weeks, forcing the team to recall Chris Driedger from the American League to back up Joey Daccord.

However, you know what they say: one man's misfortune is another man's opportunity!

The general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Kent Hughes, could greatly benefit from this situation to finally put an end to the three-way logjam in the Canadiens' goal. There is no doubt that the duo of Joey Daccord and Chris Driedger is not of NHL caliber, and it would not be surprising if this sad news forces Ron Francis to move quickly to acquire a new goaltender.

Moreover, as Bruce Garrioch mentioned a few days ago, the Seattle Kraken would be very interested in acquiring a goaltender from the Canadiens. Let's bet that this recent announcement could increase their interest in veteran Jake Allen, putting the GM of the Canadiens in a favorable position to obtain an interesting return for his goaltender.

Will Kent Hughes take advantage of this situation to conclude a transaction and thus resolve the famous goalie situation that has been ongoing since the beginning of the season?

"Should Grubauer's absence be prolonged, the Kraken might well turn to the Montreal Canadiens and Jake Allen for more reassurance in goal. On this subject, Bruce Garrioch of the 'Ottawa Sun' last week suggested that Ron Francis, the general manager of Seattle, had taken the phone to inquire about the goaltending situation in Montreal with Kent Hughes." - Via TVA Sports

This is interesting!

Certainly, this will be a situation to watch closely in the coming days, but don't be surprised if the general manager of the Seattle Kraken comes back for Jake Allen.

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Jake Allen Traded to the Seattle Kraken? It Seems More Likely Than Ever

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