Rumor: Jeff Petry already getting traded

Published August 7, 2023 at 12:12
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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.

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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.

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Rumor: Jeff Petry already getting traded

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