Report: Top insider anticipates interesting trade in Montreal

Would you trade him?


The Montreal Canadiens are set for the next 8 years in goal with Carey Price between the pipes.

Despite his struggles this season, he's still the unanimous number one goalie in the world - it's just a matter of him getting his game back. The lower-body injury he's currently dealing with may explain his difficulties so far. The natural talent he has doesn't just disappear.

His stranglehold on the number one spot in Montreal may create a very Cam Talbot-esque situation.

Prospect Charlie Lindgren is highly touted as a NHL-calibre goaltender, but is stuck in the AHL on the Laval Rocket because he won't get consistent starts in Montreal. Marc Bergevin and Stephane Waite want the kid getting experience, and he'll get it starting most games in Laval.

In 4 call-ups in his young career, Lindgren is 4-0-0, and posted an impressive shutout Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

TSN's Michael Farber spoke on CJAD 800 this morning, saying that Lindgren is the goalie of the future. He will be a number one, but behind Carey Price, it just doesn't seem possible that he ever becomes that in Montreal.

As such, that makes him a trade asset. Cam Talbot had the chance to briefly shine for the New York Rangers - and was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for a second, third, and seventh round picks.

If Lindgren gets some more games and continues his stellar play, he could foreseeably be traded for a similar haul.

This will be an interesting story to follow.