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TRADE RUMOUR: Montreal Canadiens looking to trade recently acquired center

Published March 17, 2022 at 1:59 PM
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When the Montreal Canadiens offer-sheeted Sebastian Aho of the Carolina Hurricanes, they were not expecting revenge from the Canes the following year. Last offseason the Hurricanes sent an offer sheet to Habs former 3rd overall pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi for $6,100,035, which the Habs chose not to match.

To replace the young center, the Canadiens went out and acquired Christian Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes on September 4th.

Traded from Arizona Coyotes to Montreal Canadiens for conditional round 1 pick in the 2022 draft and round 2 pick in the 2024 draft

With the Coyotes, Dvorak's career high was 18 goals and 38 points in 70 games, but many people believed that on a higher scoring team that Dvorak would be capable of much more.


Well, after making it all the way to the cup finals last year, the Montreal Canadiens are now at the bottom of the league in standings and are currently second last in goals for. So the dream of Dvorak producing a lot more on a higher scoring team, died when the Habs began producing less than the Coyotes this season.



A very rough translation of this interview to english is:
The Habs placed Perreault on waivers and are now looking to trade Christian Dvorak and recoup assets.

Dvorak has scored 16 points in 34 games this season, which translates to 38 points over an 82 game season, so he is right on pace with what he produced on the Coyotes.

So now the question begs, a year older now and producing at the same level on two different teams, what is Dvorak really worth? The Canadiens acquired him believing he was capable of producing 50+ points, but that was not the result.
Will another team spend a 1st+ to get him?
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