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Questionable trade brewing between Habs and Preds!?

Is this the Habs’ plan B? Wow…

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The Montreal Canadiens failed to boost their offensive corps with an offer sheet to top forward Sebastian Aho on Monday as the Carolina Hurricanes are expected to match it in the coming days, and now the franchise is hoping they can come up with another successful plan to become a better team ahead of the 2019-20 season. 

According to team insider Eric Engels of Sportsnet Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin could consider trading for Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris. He suggested seeing if the Predators will add another asset in the deal or convince them to pick up part of Turris’ $6 million annual salary-cap hit.

Turris has struggled in the past season and his name has come up more than once in trade chatter. However, it would indeed take a sweetener for Bergevin to agree to take on his high salary on his cap. In 55 games last season in Nashville, Turris recorded a career-low seven goals and 23 points...

Let’s not forget that the Habs have $11 million in cap room and 12 picks in next year’s draft, so they are holding on to interesting assets to use in the trade market. 

Bergevin might have to talk with clubs looking to shed salary, notably the Vegas Golden Knights, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Calgary Flames, to make a better trade. Because if Preds GM David Poile doesn’t agree to pick up a significant chunk of Turris’ cap hit, it just sounds like a bad trade…