The Montreal Canadiens were hoping to maximize potential returns by keeping three goaltenders on their roster heading into the 2023-24 season.
It was a sound strategy, at least on paper.
Given that he’s in the first year of a two-year contract extension that carries a $3.85 million salary cap hit, the assumption was that veteran goaltender Jake Allen would not garner very much interest around the league.
Samuel Montembeault, armed with a very reasonable $1 million cap hit, would perhaps lure some suitors, though his lack of success throughout his career raised several red flags.
And while Cayden Primeau’s potential would hopefully convince a team to send the Canadiens a trade proposal, it must be said that his stints in the NHL were far from successful.
In essence, Kent Hughes’ used goaltender lot had a few different models available, though they weren’t particularly enticing options for teams looking to improve their Continue Reading Here ,,,,,,,,