Rumor: Jeff Petry already getting traded

Published August 7, 2023 at 12:12

The Montreal Canadiens are making waves in the NHL, recently acquiring Jeff Petry in the deal that saw Erik Karlsson become a Pittsburgh Penguin. A lot of people agree: the Habs are the clear winners of that trade.

It looks like their GM, Kent Hughes, isn't done.

Every sign indicates that Petry will be wearing a different sweater before the next season gets underway.


What's Next?

On the trade market, Petry's value is rising. Teams crunched by the salary cap should have their eyes on him, especially if the Habs agree to eat a portion of his salary. In a league where many teams are in that tight financial spot, Petry turns into a gem of an asset.

The Canadiens finds themselves in a good position, with several suitors possibly lining up for the veteran defenseman.

Two Teams Make a Push

It was revealed that the Buffalo Sabres and the Dallas Stars are both interested by Petry.

What might they be willing to trade? Speculation ranges from a late first-round draft pick to maybe a pair of 2nd rounders.

That might seem like a heavy investment for a 35-year-old player like Petry, who may not be in his prime anymore. But let's not forget the experience and stability he can add to a team with serious ambitions for the Stanley Cup.

In the end, Petry's move could be a win-win for all parties involved. The Canadiens get valuable assets, and another team acquires a valuable player, one who may prove vital in their quest for a Stanley Cup.

As seen on Hockey Patrol - Rumour: Two Teams Making a Push for Petry
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Rumor: Jeff Petry already getting traded

Where do you think Petry will play next season?

Buffalo1931.7 %
Dallas1728.3 %
Ottawa813.3 %
Montreal1626.7 %
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