Canadiens Rumors: 2 Trade Candidates for 2022-23 Season

The Montreal Canadiens are trying to fast track a rebuild. General manager Kent Hughes and the rest of management have been busy for months re-tooling on the fly and look for the Canadiens to be active on the trade market this season. Here's two players to consider as prime trade candidates out of Montreal:

Mike Hoffman

Hoffman, 32, has been on the trade market all summer and to this point no bites. He's signed for two more seasons at $4.5 million per and is coming off a 35-point season in 67 appearances. Look for trade chatter to pick up if the one-time sniper comes out scorching out and lights the lamp in October and November. Considering his age, declining numbers and the Canadiens direction, Hoffman is a prime trade candidate early on this season.

Evgeni Dadonov

The Canadiens surprised some around the league when they traded for Evgeni Dadonov. It was a savvy move to ship out Shea Weber's contract and acquire an asset they can now move before this season's trade deadline. Dadonov is 33 and has the skill set to score 25-30 goals. The pending unrestricted free agent is likely going to play 35-40 games in Montreal and be moved out of town.

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