NHL Insider Reveals Major Trade Brewing In The Eastern Conference

Published October 25, 2023 at 4:40 PM

With the NHL season now well underway and a major trade already happening early in the year, it's now the time when teams start to figure out their plans, and with that comes potential trades.

A trade brewing in the East


According to a report from David Pagnotta, the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens are working on a deal that would be one-for-one with Joel Armia and Anthony Mantha.

I'm told that the Habs indeed had a conversation with the Washington Capitals about Anthony Mantha and that forward Joel Armia was part of the discussion.

On the surface, it might be a strange one, but given that Mantha is off the books after this season and the cap difference between he and Armia would help Washington save money, it makes more and more sense.

Two Veterans on the move

Despite neither player being of elite status, they're both effective in their given roles, and with Mantha earning $5.7 in the final year of his contract and Armia costing just $3.4 million, it would be a good deal for both sides.

Both players have been in trade rumours for a long time now, and it would be a surprise if they weren't moved soon whether it happens in this deal or not, but it appears the trading is about to get red-hot around the NHL.

As Read on Habs Fanatics - Major: a trade between the Canadiens and Capitals involving two players is currently being negotiated, according to David Pagnotta
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NHL Insider Reveals Major Trade Brewing In The Eastern Conference

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