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Yesterday, the Penguins actively tried to trade Jeff Petry

You may not be familiar with the day July 22, 2022, and I don’t blame you,

but on the afternoon of that day, the Habs completed a deal with the Penguins to send Jeff Petry and Ryan Poehling to Pittsburgh.

At the time,

the Penguins were happy to get their hands on a defenseman who could help the club’s power play.

After all, yesterday, Kyle Dubas worked hard to trade the former Canadiens defenseman. The objective is simple: Dubas is trying to rejuvenate his roster, which already relies on a few aging players in Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kristopher Letang

And let’s just say that Petry’s performance in his first year in Pittsburgh didn’t help the main interested party’s cause


The word around the NHL right now is that Petry has slowed down in recent years.

This isn’t necessarily a surprise, because his offensive production has plummeted since the excellent season he enjoyed in 2020-2021 (42 points in 55 games). He claimed 31 points, including five goals, in 61 games last year with the Penguins.

In reality, we’re not talking about dreadful production. But the Penguins were expecting more, given that Petry earns $6.25 million per season


In the text above, Frank Seravalli mentions the possibility of him landing in San Jose. It makes sense, I think, when you consider that Erik Karlsson is expected to leave the Sharks this summer via trade.

Petry would have the opportunity to get some good playing time in California, and he could provide some help to the young defensemen growing within the organization. The Sharks could use the right-hander to simply replace Karlsson at the blue line and on the power play

Even if there is a considerable gap between the two defensemen’s natural talent.

All this to say that Petry’s future in Pittsburgh seems more uncertain than ever, and we shouldn’t be surprised to see him traded this summer.


funny to say, but meanwhile, in Montreal

The Habs have the luxury of being able to count on Mike Matheson for another three years at $4.875 million a year


I think it’s safe to say that Kent Hughes won this deal hands down.

In gusto

– I think so too.

Of note:

Where will he end up?

Not crazy.

– It’s


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