Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen in front of a deep red picture of Toronto
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Maple Leafs Officially Make a Trade Offer to Kent Hughes for Jake Allen

Published January 3, 2024 at 6:37 PM

The goaltending situation has been a hot topic for the Montreal Canadiens since the start of the season. Montreal Canadiens fans are eagerly awaiting a resolution to the famous three-goalie dilemma. However, it's clear that the Canadiens are in a more enviable situation than many teams across the NHL.

While Martin St-Louis has to juggle three goalies in his lineup, other teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, and Carolina Hurricanes are struggling to have two reliable goaltenders.

A concrete example was recently seen with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Despite Joseph Woll's injury, Brad Treliving decided to place Russian goalie Ilya Samsonov on waivers, even though he was perceived as the team's number one goalie before the 2023-2024 season began.

Insider Elliotte Friedman has revealed major information regarding ongoing trade negotiations among the Canadiens' rivals. According to him, the Maple Leafs' General Manager proposed a sixth-round pick to several teams in exchange for a goaltender to back up Joseph Woll upon his return.

« Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brad Treliving has offered a sixth-round pick to several teams for a goaltender, which all teams refused. He was hoping a team would be desperate to trade a goalie. » - Elliotte Friedman

Additionally, Sportsnet journalist Luke Fox mentioned that Brad Treliving might have contacted Kent Hughes to acquire Jake Allen in exchange for a sixth-round pick. He also reportedly reached out to the Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres, and Ottawa Senators, all of whom also refused the Leafs' offer.

« Dan Vladar (Flames), Jake Allen (Canadiens), Eric Comrie (Sabres), and Anton Forsberg (Senators) were among the goalies targeted by Treliving. » - Luke Fox

This is fascinating!

Given that the Canadiens' GM is known for his high demands in the trade market, it's not surprising that he quickly refused this ridiculous offer. Moreover, why would Kent Hughes agree to give veteran Jake Allen to a team in the same division as the Canadiens? Brad Treliving really missed the mark on this one.

January 3   |   774 answers
Maple Leafs Officially Make a Trade Offer to Kent Hughes for Jake Allen

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