Montreal Canadiens: Hypothetical Habs Trade With Every Pacific Division Team

VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 17: Montreal Canadiens. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 17: Montreal Canadiens. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) /
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The Montreal Canadiens have been busy this offseason. If they continue that trend, here are some moves they could look at.

The Montreal Canadiens have made a few moves already in the offseason. Since they lost to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 of the first round of the playoffs, the Habs added a couple of recent Stanley Cup champions via trade.

First, they acquired goaltender Jake Allen from the St. Louis Blues for a third round pick. Then, they added Joel Edmundson from the Carolina Hurricanes for a fifth round pick. Edmundson was a teammate of Allen in 2019 when the Blues won the Stanley Cup.

It could be the start of a very busy offseason for the Habs. They appear set on trying to contend next season, or at least get better, and will need a few more additions to ensure that is the case. The team still has 11 picks heading into the NHL Draft in early October. They could choose to keep all those picks or they could move some to help the team immediately.

So, we are going to try to help general manager Marc Bergevin out here. He has plenty of options to choose from to make his team better if he wants to go down that road. He could also look to package a couple of picks and move up in the draft to get a better prospect. He could look to dump a contract to get more cap space or he could take on a bad contract in order to get another solid prospect for the pipeline.

The possibilities are endless. We could see the Habs make a trade with anybody. So, we decided to give Bergevin some ideas. We are going to go division by division and try to find a trade with every single team in the league.

Obviously, this is just for fun and we don’t expect Bergevin to make 30 more trades this offseason. But, he will make a few more moves, so let’s try to find some realistic trades that the Habs could make with every team in the Pacific Division.