NHL Rumors: Montreal Canadiens Discussing Trade

The Montreal Canadiens have been busy this summer trying to re-tool on the fly. Sounds like the wheeling and dealing is far from done as general manager Kent Hughes is reportedly discussing several different trade scenarios.

According to Sportsnet's Eric Engels, the Canadiens are looking to do whatever they can to create some more cap space. The team has been busy locking up some of their young core, however ideally they'd have some more salary cap flexibility for the 2022-23 season and beyond.

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Likely trade candidates include forward Mike Hoffman, who is signed for two more seasons at $4.5 million per season and center Christian Dvorak, who is signed for three more seasons at $4.45 per season. 

The Canadiens have also been linked to New York Rangers defenseman Nils Lundkvist, who management know very well. Sounds like a deal of some sort will be coming out of Montreal at some point during training camp. If Hughes gets his wish there will be a hefty cap hit leaving his team.

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