NHL Rumors: 3 Teams Expected To Make "Noticeable Moves" Over Next Month

Over the next month leading up to American Thanksgiving on November 23rd, notable developments are expected in the NHL trade market as the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, and Winnipeg Jets gear up to make noticeable moves, according to Jimmy Murphy and Lyle Richardson.

The Montreal Canadiens find themselves at the center of trade talks, with significant interest surrounding goaltender Cayden Primeau.

While they are open to offers from teams like the Los Angeles Kings, the Canadiens face a delicate balancing act.

They recognize Primeau's value as a backup goalie who provides insurance in case of injuries to their starting goaltenders but are also exploring options to strengthen other areas of their roster.

The Chicago Blackhawks, currently in a rebuilding phase, are poised to become active sellers. Players like Tyler Johnson, Nikita Zaitsev, and Jarred Tinordi are reportedly available in trade discussions.

While these moves may not materialize immediately, they are expected to gain momentum as the NHL trade deadline on March 8 approaches.

In parallel, the Winnipeg Jets are diligently exploring avenues to clear cap space, with defenseman Nate Schmidt emerging as a potential trade asset.

Despite the challenge posed by Schmidt's $5.95 million cap hit, the Jets may consider retaining some salary to facilitate a trade and address their cap constraints.

These impending moves will undoubtedly reshape the rosters of these three NHL teams and add intrigue to the upcoming weeks in the NHL trade landscape. Photo Credit:  Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports