Montreal Canadiens' Worst Trade Of The Past Year

As far as the Montreal Canadiens are concerned, they haven't had very many bad trades, if any at all in the past year. Their trades have either been great or yet to be determined. But since we are looking at the worst of the trades, it has to fall to the acquisition of Evgenii Dadonov from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Shea Weber's contract.

Though this was a free player, it was a very unneeded acquisition since it not only took away opportunities from some of the younger players including first overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky, but Dadonov did very little in the way of helping the Canadiens win games. He was also under contract at a cap hit of $5 million and didn't play up to the expectations Montreal had for him.

Dadonov scored just four goals and 18 points in 50 games before being dealt to the Dallas Stars where he has done very well. All the Canadiens could muster in a return was Denis Gurianov who has also struggled to produce in the NHL this season.

The trade that acquired Dadonov in the first place was a move that indicated the Canadiens were trying to compete for a playoff spot this season. It won't be a huge loss if Gurianov continues to play better on the second line for Montreal for the remainder of the season and is re-signed. But they could have also been able to get him for very cheap anyways considering the money Dallas was trying to move.

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