Montreal Canadiens defenseman David Savard
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MAJOR: Insider Drops a Bombshell on David Savard's Imminent Trade

Published March 7, 2024 at 8:04 PM

The National Hockey League is currently bustling with activity. After several relatively quiet weeks for this time of year, teams have finally decided to take action with several major moves in the last few hours.

At the Canadiens, it seems that Kent Hughes' work may not be finished, as he is currently receiving a lot of attention from several GMs regarding the situation of David Savard.

With the departure of big names on the market such as Noah Hanifin, Sean Walker, Christopher Tanev, and even Joel Edmundson, a defenseman of the caliber of the 33-year-old Quebecer, who has another year left with a very reasonable salary, Hughes' phone is ringing off the hook.

The Market for Savard Explodes

Here is what insider David Pagnotta revealed on the matter:

« There appears to be increased interest in #GoHabsGo RD David Savard, who has one more year left on his contract with a cap hit of $3.5 million. Some close to the situation believe there's a chance he could be traded before the deadline. We'll see, but talks seem to have picked up. - David Pagnotta »

Pagnotta thus reveals several pieces of information that grab attention.

On one hand, he confirms that discussions about Savard have resumed and that there would be increased interest in his services.

Also, the journalist points out that several close to the situation believe there's a chance to see him leave Montreal in the next few hours. Wow!

This file will therefore need to be closely followed, and it will be interesting to see if Kent Hughes will end up caving in or not to trade Savard.

One thing is for sure, if he does, it will mean that the Canadiens will receive an offer impossible to refuse in the eyes of the organization.

March 7   |   316 answers
MAJOR: Insider Drops a Bombshell on David Savard's Imminent Trade

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