Canadiens: January Trade Deadline Power Rankings

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With the season now reaching the halfway point, now feels like a good time to take a look at the trade deadline, which is fast approaching. The Canadiens have just 20 games between now and then, including Wednesday’s contest versus New Jersey. This is the second edition of the trade deadline power rankings, having first done so back in November.

That time, I ranked five players, but for a multitude of reasons, with injuries being a big one, I’ll only rank the three most likely candidates. I suspect Kent Hughes could be busy but not sell five players busy. Plus, it’s not yet a guarantee that Hughes will sell at the deadline, with the Canadiens still in the thick of things in the playoff hunt.

Still, I’d wager it’s more likely he sells than buys, but if that changes, fear not; we will cover that, too. But with that out of the way, let’s dive into the power rankings.