Anaheim Ducks forward Trevor Zegras in front of a blurred Montreal Canadiens logo
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Trevor Zegras With the Montreal Canadiens? Kent Hughes Officially Has the Opportunity to Bring Cole Caufield's Best Friend to the Team

Published January 9, 2024 at 5:59 PM

As we reported earlier in the day, insider Darren Dreger has reported that the Anaheim Ducks have put Trevor Zegras on the trade market.

With the arrival of another talented young player in Cutter Gauthier, the organization seems ready to negotiate their young star, who apparently does not fit into the plans of their GM Pat Verbeek, according to Dreger.

Due to Montreal's dire need for offensive punch, Zegras' name quickly made its way to Montreal. In fact, it has been resonating around the Canadiens since last summer, due to the contentious contract extension negotiations between him and the Ducks.

Appearing on BPM Sports, MTLHockeyNow columnist Marco D'Amico made a trade proposal to acquire Zegras that quickly went viral.

He stated he would be willing to give up Kaiden Guhle to add an offensive talent like Ducks' number 11. He adds, however, a logical explanation that makes sense in this ideology.

"We're talking, in 2024, about a star defenseman draft. Lots of left-shooting defensemen. We just saw one play with the United States, Zeev Buium, an interesting one. We can talk a lot about Sam Dickinson, who plays in London.

The Canadiens are likely to draft between, let's face it, 8 and 12, you're likely to find a defenseman. You can find a defenseman of Kaiden Guhle's caliber in this range in this draft. You won't find a player of Trevor Zegras' caliber" - Marco D'Amico

He clarifies that obviously, he is not saying that this trade will happen, but that it was to open the discussion on a potential price that should be paid to obtain a young player of Zegras' caliber.

We could also add the fact that the organization has a lot of depth on the left side of the defense, with Michael Matheson, the emergence of Jayden Struble, Jordan Harris, Arber Xhekaj, Lane Hutson, and Adam Engstrom, among others.

At some point, big decisions will have to be made, as they can't all play in Montreal. Moreover, this does not take into account the fact that there will also be Justin Barron, Logan Mailloux, and David Reinbacher on the right flank, so they cannot be moved to the right either.

You have to give to receive, and Guhle seems to be a fair price for Zegras' services.

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