Former Jets Player Set to Get Traded Back to a Canadian Team after talks between the Blue Jackets and the Canadiens Intensify

Published November 23, 2023 at 1:28 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
The Columbus Blue Jackets have made a surprising move recently: benching Patrik Laine. Now, a major rumor is going around in the NHL, suggesting that the Montreal Canadiens and the Columbus Blue Jackets are engaged in serious trade discussions, with star players potentially on the move.


Canadiens and Blue Jackets to Make Blockbuster Trade?



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According to a recent report, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Montreal Canadiens are negotiating a blockbuster trade that could see a prominent player heading to the Canadiens.

"Breaking news : the @CanadiensMTL and @BlueJacketsNHL are in «advanced talks» regarding a trade that would send Patrik Laine to Montreal. Being told the main pieces being discussed on the #habs side are mesar , struble, Owen beck , picks"


This potential trade would be a significant and daring move for both organizations.

The Columbus Blue Jackets, who are currently far from contending for the Stanley Cup, are in a position where they need to rebuild and acquire future assets by trading some of their top players.

Just imagine the firepower of having two elite snipers like Cole Caulfield and Patrik Laine on the same power play unit...



Laine in Montreal: Can the Trade Really Happen?



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Patrik Laine has been facing difficulties once again this season, registering only four points in 10 games and even finding himself scratched from a recent game. With an AAV of $8.7 million, his performance has not met expectations.

In the past year, the Montreal Canadiens have demonstrated a willingness to acquire struggling players and revitalize their careers, a strategy that has paid off with players like Kirby Dach, Alex Newhook, Tanner Pearson and Sean Monahan.

Under the guidance of Martin St-Louis, player development in Montreal has taken a significant turn for the better, making the Canadiens well-equipped to help players reach their full potential.

If anyone can unlock Laine's full potential, it's Martin St-Louis in Montreal.


However, it's essential to consider whether Kent Hughes, the Canadiens' general manager, is willing to meet the asking price for Laine in this potential trade.

Do you think the Canadiens should trade for Patrik Laine?


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Former Jets Player Set to Get Traded Back to a Canadian Team after talks between the Blue Jackets and the Canadiens Intensify

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