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MAJOR: Oilers Officially Place Enticing Asset on the Market and Kent Hughes May Act

Published March 1, 2024 at 7:31 PM
BY AARON
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With less than a week to go until the trade deadline, the big file to watch with the Montreal Canadiens is definitely that of David Savard.

Although the Quebecois defenseman is not necessarily being shopped by Kent Hughes at the moment, his name is making a lot of noise across the league, and the GM of the Canadiens is said to be very open to offers from his counterparts.

Major development in Edmonton and a trade for David Savard is something to watch

According to recent information reported by David Pagnotta, the Oilers have laid their cards on the table to acquire a defenseman, and their first-round pick is in play.


"Edmonton's first-round pick in 2024 is on the table, and I'm told they've discussed including it with a roster player to another club, in order to acquire a defenseman who would improve their blue line. No decision yet." - David Pagnotta

Wow!

Things are likely to get shaken up soon with the Oilers, and considering that Hughes would be looking for at least a first-round pick for Savard, a definite link is being drawn between the two teams.

There's no indication that the CH was the team involved in the negotiations with them, but it wouldn't be surprising if Hughes received interest from Ken Holland for the services of the 33-year-old defenseman.

After all, the type of acquisition that Savard represents at the trade deadline is exactly what the Oilers need to bolster their defense and add leadership to their locker room.

"Just talking, David Savard would be a solid addition to the Oilers' blue line. Exactly what they need: A veteran with leadership who is defensively reliable and has already won.

Their 2024 1st round pick is a great start, but they'll have to add some $ to make it work...

The names of Warren Foegele (a soon-to-be UFA who could be traded elsewhere by March 8th and bring back an interesting pick) and Cody Ceci (under contract for another season at an annual salary of $3,250,000) are circulating in Edmonton.

All of this is speculation, but we're going to follow this closely over the next week!" - Marc-Olivier Beaudoin

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