NHL Trade Rumors: Canadiens Reject Avalanche Trade Offer

The Colorado Avalanche and Montreal Canadiens have been in contact lately and trade talks have been centered around veteran netminder Jake Allen. It's even got to a point where some media members felt it was a done deal and going to get announced, meanwhile that's since been shot down, but talks do continue.

The 33-year-old Allen has been a pure professional this season, dealing with a crowded crease in Montreal as they've carried three goalies all season long. Allen another season left on his deal at $3.85 million and and owns a seven team no-trade protection. 

Allen's performance this season hasn't been anything to write home about, however the Avs still appear interested based on his decorated resume and the fact the Habs aren't necessarily a wagon this season. Colorado has been winning games with Alexander Georgiev and that's about it as he's already appeared in 44 games. Allen enters Saturday's action with a 5-10-3 record, posting a 3.63 GAA and .895 Sv.%.

These two teams have done business together these past couple of seasons and it could certainly happen before the March 8 trade deadline. The Avs have $1.2 million in projected deadline cap space, so something's got to give financially to make things work.

Keep an eye on these two teams. The Canadiens are selling/re-tooling on the fly, meanwhile the Avs are going for it again this season, and rightfully so. 

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