Canadiens Rumors: Team Trying To Move Veteran Forward

The Montreal Canadiens are currently in a tough spot regarding their cap situation.

As a result, Joel Armia is becoming a candidate to be moved this offseason.

Over the past three seasons, Armia has struggled offensively, only recording 14 points during that span. With a contract paying him $3.4 million per year for the next two seasons, many fans and analysts consider him overpaid.

Consequently, there have been discussions about the possibility of trading Armia.

To address the roster crunch and potentially free up salary cap space for other moves, the Canadiens' general manager, Kent Hughes, may explore trade opportunities involving Armia.

However, finding a suitable trade partner willing to take on his contract could prove challenging, considering his recent offensive struggles and perceived overpayment.

Although Armia's $3.4 million salary cap hit makes him an attractive option for teams seeking depth, the trade ultimately depends on mutual interest and negotiation.

Over his nine-year career, the 30-year-old has scored 75 goals and 153 total points across 439 total games played. Photo Credit: David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports