Canadiens Have 2 Young Top-6 Forwards On Radar

The Montreal Canadiens are getting to the point where making the playoffs is the next step. The team has had a rebuild and has tons of talented young players. On top of drafting solid talent, the Canadiens have also traded for others.

According to Pierre LeBrun, the Canadiens have checked in on Trevor Zegras and Martin Necas. While Zegras had a tough season with injuries and not being able to get going, Necas had another strong season and performed in the playoff for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Montreal has more than enough pieces to acquire either of these players. Necas is in need of a contract as he's a pending RFA, but Zegras still has two more years left on his deal at $5.75 million AAV and he becomes a RFA after that.

Necas would be an addition to the wing in the top-6 and has proven himself more than Zegras in terms of steady production and staying healthy. Zegras is a natural centerman and even though he has been shifted over to the wing at times for the Anaheim Ducks as an experiment, he may do well in a new system and on a new team. Zegras and Cole Caufield both played together for Team U.S.A. at the World Junior Championship in 2019-20 and 2020-21 and did well.

I think it is a positive sign for the Canadiens to be in the mix for young players with lots of potential such as Necas and Zegras. It is almost their time to rise back to competitive status and win again.

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