3 reasons why trading for Joel Farabee would make sense for the Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens should try to trade for another young player this summer, and Joel Farabee may be on the block.
Feb 24, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers left wing Joel Farabee (86) and
Feb 24, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers left wing Joel Farabee (86) and / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Montreal would be an ideal place to give Farabee a fresh start

So we talked about the state of the core with the big club, but the Canadiens system is so well constructed, it also trickles down to the Laval Rocket and in the junior and overseas leagues. Players like Joshua Roy, Logan Mailloux, David Reinbacher, and Justin Barron are also promising prospects who would also be part of the Habs long-term plans. 

In a hypothetical trade for Farabee, not all of the names mentioned above may still be in the system, but when combined with the big club, there would still be more than enough young talent for an organization Farabee would be joining. 

Plus, he would find a spot on one of the youngest teams in the NHL and a young team that has organizational stability. No, the Habs may not see the rebuilding effort pay off next season, even with further improvements for players like Slafkovsky. But the change of scenery to an organization that seems to be in better shape than the one he could leave benefits all parties involved. 

So, if Joel Farabee is on the trade block, there is much more reward than risk if Kent Hughes made an offer and managed to bring him to Quebec from Pennsylvania. Now, it’s just the waiting game as to whether a trade involving Farabee will happen or if it’s just nothing more than the rumor mill heating up. 

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